The bill becoming law marks the latest chapter in a controversy that attracted nationwide attention in 2012 when the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm.
On June 30, 2014, the Court of Appeals handed down a landmark decision, ruling that New York municipalities have the right to keep fracking out of their borders, a victory for Dryden and communities across the state. The town of Dryden had fought fracking. And, at long last, they had won.
“I thought the industry was so powerful and that there was nothing I could do,” said McRae. “Then I learned there was something I could do just by talking to my neighbors.” (in Dryden, New York)
“The town has a very strong case. Previous courts have ruled that localities retain their longstanding power to regulate land use, including by prohibiting industrial activities such as gas development in their communities. We’ll do everything we can to ensure this victory stands.”
After Dryden passed their ban more than 170 other towns in New York followed suit. The fate of those towns—and many more that hoped to pass bans—hung in the balance as the case advanced through the legal system.
As the Dryden case advanced, winning in two lower courts, other communities started to take action. In addition to the more than 170 towns in New York, communities in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio and California have all taken action to protect their local communities from fracking.
Attorney Goldberg (Deborah Goldberg, EarthJustice.org, argues before the Court of Appeals on June 3, 2014) argued that the New York State Legislature had not, in a 1981 law, granted the oil and gas industry the right to override long-held zoning powers of municipalities. “The idea that this industry would get the extreme and unprecedented right that no other industry has ever received in the state of New York simply because we want to promote the oil and gas industry” makes no sense, she said. “We’re not promoting it at all costs.” Read more…
Anti-Fracking Win in N.Y. Court May Deal Blow to Industry Read more…
The Supreme Court struck a major blow in favor of digital privacy Wednesday by ruling unanimously that police generally need a warrant before searching the cellphone or personal electronic device of a person arrested.
In a sweeping opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts resoundingly rejected arguments that searches of digital devices for information are comparable to searches law enforcement officers often conduct for contraband after making an arrest. Read more:
VLA comment: At the end…if these 1500 fuel rods are not successfully removed and #4 plant is distressed the radiation will be released. If another crisis occurs for building 4 it would take only 40 days to fully cover North American and another month to make its way to South America. At current rates the pacific ocean will be completely radiated in six years. Dr. Perrow speaks about the situation about 75% in.
Just before her first birthday in April 2010, Saba was given a 0.25ml dose of Fluvax by her doctor. She had severe febrile convulsions and suffered a profound acquired brain injury, leaving her a quadriplegic with limited vision.
In his court orders yesterday, judge Michael Barker said her disabilities had been caused by the vaccination, leaving her with a shortened life expectancy and requiring 24-hour care for life. Read more…
FLU VAX MANUFACTURER ADDS BLACK BOX WARNING (too late for Saba)
“Health professionals are advised to be aware of the Indications, Contraindications and Precautions associated with bioCSL Fluvax, in particular that the product should not be used in children under 5 years of age and careful considerations of the benefit/risk profile should be undertaken when considering vaccinating children aged 5 to 9 years”.
VLA Comment: Do you think the pediatrician didn’t read the package insert?” You cannot trust your physicians any longer. They can not possible have knowledge of the vast amount of drugs now marketed. Do your own research!
A Warren County nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot without claiming a religious or medical exemption, a New Jersey appeals court ruled today.
The three-judge panel wrote that the hospital’s policy of allowing religious or medical exemptions to the flu shot requirement “unconstitutionally discriminated against” plaintiff June Valent by rejecting her refusal to be vaccinated for secular reasons. read more…
CORNELIA, GA — A SWAT crashed through a family’s door in the middle of the night and threw a concussion grenade into a baby’s playpen. A 19-month-old baby was horribly disfigured when it exploded in his face. Read more…
This public disclosure follows similar disclosures for the purchase of firearms and ammunition for the United States Post Office, Social Security Administration, National Weather Service, and Department of Education. Read more…
Why are we arming the USDA? Tune in here, for the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show #969 Live on May 31, 2014 Saturday 9AM Pacific
VLA comment: Tom Vilsack, the former Governor of Iowa is just a figure head as Secretary of Agriculture (USDA). The real person in charge has been working behind the scenes in government since Dr. David Kessler’s time (the tobacco debacle) is Jerold Mande, USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety. His best buddy is the czar of the FDA, Monsanto’s Michael Taylor. No one hears much about Jerold. Bottomline is Jerold Mande runs the USDA and Michael Taylor runs the FDA. I called the USDA to find Jerold Mande. I asked what his title was and they would not give me that information. I said I think he is the deputy secretary and the telephone operator said she could not give me that information but If I give her my name she would have him call me. I am amazed that our own government agency has such a defense about transparency that I can’t even get the job title of one of the agency’ heads. May be you would like to ask him about Food Safety…Give it a try. See what you can find out...202 720-3631
Chinese corporations are also making moves to control the supply of agricultural commodities going to China. COFCO, China’s biggest grain trader as well as one of its largest meat and dairy companies, is exploring investments in grain and soybean production and trading logistics in Russia, Brazil and Argentina. Chongqing Grain has put aside US$6 billion to invest in grain and oilseed production and trade.
VLA COMMENT: Here in Fairfield, Iowa, home of Maharishi University of Management and the largest group of meditators in the United States, the Industrial plan for Iowa is facilitating the building of a massive 22 story grain elevator, 2 blocks long with 110 railway car access to BNSF railroads to ship 20 Million bushel per year of corn to Texas, Mexico and the pacific countries-Japan and China. Iowa is slated to become the bio-Agribusiness Industrial food state for the world for hogs and feed and thus gain a big piece of the new reset global currency pie, by and by after the drop in valuation.
ATLANTA — More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines, according to data presented on Friday by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more…
VLA comment: When will they get it that it is the Vaccines. It is about that age between 2& 3 when Autism shows up as well. ADHD is the lower range of the Autism spectrum caused by vaccines. Today, pregnant women are told to take 4 vaccine doses (in-utero to the fetus) and 49 vaccine doses by the time they are 6 years old. ADHD is not a mental illness it is a physiological injury from the inordinate amount of vaccines foisted on the emerging generation of humanity.