Across the country, municipalities are saying no to hydrofracking, with varying results. And recent rulings in New York and Pennsylvania offers opponents some hope.
Monthly Archives: July 2012
The Seneca and Mohawk tribes are refusing to make payments from their casinos to the State of New York, claiming the state is in violation of contracts with the tribes by allowing gambling in their exclusive territories. As a result, New York has stopped sending money — more than $100 million to date — to the local governments where the tribal casinos operate.
Meadow Lake and its sister to the south, Willow Lake, are the forgotten stepchildren of New York City’s failed bid for the 2012 summer Olympics, which started this week in London. New York’s Olympic bid had proposed transforming the manmade lakes into a 2,000-meter rowing course, a project that early reports estimated at around $164 million.
Despite running a deficit, the Ramapo Democratic Committee wrote a check for $1,500 to the Rockland Republican Committee earlier this year. This move has caused some Rockland Democratic Committee members to ask why. The donation, given on April 12, may be part of a “non-agression” pact between the two political parties say some county political insiders.
by Gustav Wynn
Mitt Romney has gotten extremely popular on Twitter in the last 24 hours. In fact, he is receiving 25 new followers per second as I write this.
Doesn’t this upset Mitt even on the slightest level? Doesn’t he feel any outrage? Is he not even upset about the French-style beret, or a corporate logo thats three times the size of the American Flag? Nope, he’s too much of a coward to come near the “outsourcing issue.”
Josh Fox has sent a video missive to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and to New Yorkers, warning how hydraulic fracturing may pollute the Empire State.
Fox, the Academy Award nominated documentarian, who directed Gasland is currently working on that movie’s sequel, Gasland 2, but he quickly produced this short film in response to Cuomo’s position to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York’s Southern Tier counties.
The film is 18 minutes. You can watch it below.
Republican State Senator Owen H. Johnson has indicated that he is retiring after submitting petitions in New York’s 4th State Senate district, which includes mostly the Town of Babylon in Suffolk County.
United States Olympic athletes should refuse to wear the Ralph Lauren-designed Olympic uniforms, which were manufactured in China. The uniforms, which include berets, blazers and pants are hideous and inappropriate to begin with, and have little marketing appeal for the nation. They resemble comical yacht-club outfits combined with odd military-style headgear.
New York is seeing an uptick in consumer confidence, accoring to a Siena College survey. The metropolitan areas of Albany, Buffalo, the Hudson Valley, and Rochester showed big gains in confidence. But in Utica, Syracuse and Binghamton, consumer confidence was not as optimistic. All regions saw increases from a year ago, with increases of 7 to 27 percent.