One of the reasons why we need a Revolution

In 1999, a series of laws /reforms went into effect essentially giving the financial world total control not only over your property, what is under your property, the companies that produce what is under your property, the pipelines to ship what ever they find, the trucks to transport it, the tankers to hold it off shore and sell it back to the USA (aka you) when it is most or least needed at a premium or send it China if they don’t think they will not make enough money selling it in the USA. Let me introduce you  to the “Financial Modernization Act of 1999” Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

This is what I would like to term as “Crafted Fascism”.fas·cism noun ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-: a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator (or in this case a group of dictators i.e. banks) controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government.

             It turns the United States into an industrial warehouse where you don’t even  own your name. Crafted in the minds of people very similar to the ones that brought you Jekyll Island, Goldman Sachs, Chase, J.P. Morgan. This act lets their  be no progress. No return of manufacturing to the U.S. It discourages invention. It assures that the .oooo1% will sit proudly on their thrones….

Alternative Reporting, Re-Blogging and My own thoughts on Local, National and Internanational News

Alternative Reporting, Re-Blogging and My own thoughts on Local, National and Internanational News

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MORE DRILLING IN THE ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST (curteosy of Tom Corbett)

Photo-9.Pad-ready-to-frack-594x446The sad,sad state of Pennsylvania’s National Forest in just one week.      ƒƒƒ                     OCCUPY THE FOREST    OCCUPY THE  FARM     OWS

2014-02-21
HILCORP ENERGY CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Pulaski Twp Township
2014-02-15
RE GAS DEV LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Connoquenessing Boro Township
2014-02-14
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Summit Twp Township
RE GAS DEV LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Connoquenessing Boro Township
RE GAS DEV LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Connoquenessing Boro Township
2014-02-13
014-02-21
VISTA OPR INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in President Twp Township
CURTIS OIL INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lafayette Twp Township
MINARD RUN OIL CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Corydon Twp Township
2014-02-20
COUGAR ENERGY INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cranberry Twp Township
DEVONIAN RESOURCES INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Harmony Twp Township
SNYDER BROS INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in East Franklin Twp Township
2014-02-19
NRC Report: Ethylene Glycol in Drain near Pittsburgh, PA
NRC Report: Oil: Diesel near Dubois, PA
NRC Report: Transmix in Drainage Area near Woodland, PA
VISTA OPR INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Harmony Twp Township
D & S ENERGY CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township
VISTA OPR INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sugarcreek Boro Township
2014-02-18
NRC Report: Oil, Misc: Motor (Water Mixture) near Elrama, PA
NRC Report: Oil: Crude near Tarenent, PA
PA Permit Violation Issued to Waste Trmt Corp in Limestone Twp, Warren County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Waste Trmt Corp in Limestone Twp, Warren County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Waste Trmt Corp in Limestone Twp, Warren County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Waste Trmt Corp in Limestone Twp, Warren County
CATALYST ENERGY INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Kane Boro Township
MINARD RUN OIL CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township
MINARD RUN OIL CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township
D & S ENERGY CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township
GAS & OIL MGMT ASSN INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Brokenstraw Twp Township
2014-02-17
NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Sewer System near Lancaster, PA
SUSQUEHANNA EXPL & PROD LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Banks Twp Township
MINARD RUN OIL CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township
D & S ENERGY CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township
BULL RUN ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sugar Grove Twp Township
VISTA OPR INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Harmony Twp Township
2014-02-15
WB PROD MGMT CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cornplanter Twp Township
2014-02-14
Train Carrying Canadian Crude Oil and Propane Derails in Vandergrift, Pa.
SNYDER BROS INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Mead Twp Township
D & S ENERGY CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Hamilton Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Harmony Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Harmony Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Harmony Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Harmony Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Harmony Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Harmony Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Washington Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Washington Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Washington Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Washington Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Summit Twp Township
2014-02-13
NRC Report: Oil: Crude near Vanderdrift, PA
BULL RUN ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sugar Grove Twp Township
2014-02-11
PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Clymer Twp, Tioga County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Sylvan Energy Llc in Allegheny Twp, Venango CountyLimestone Twp.,

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Ending the week with a BANG!!!! (HERE IS WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW)

As if all the attention with spills and tanker explosions would have stopped the money hungry corporate Fracking Industry, just for a few days, think again. This is what they started in your backyard this weekend.  All started today . 2-21-14fracking-rig

CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Meshoppen Twp Township
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Meshoppen Twp Township
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Meshoppen Twp Township
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Meshoppen Twp Township
VISTA OPR INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in President Twp Township
CURTIS OIL INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lafayette Twp Township
MINARD RUN OIL CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Corydon Twp Township
HILCORP ENERGY CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Pulaski Twp Township
VANTAGE ENERGY APPALACHIA II LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Towns

Keystone Progress and The Community Environmental Legal Defence Fund

Highland Township in Bradford County Injection Well fight……fracking-rig

An environmental law firm is defending a Highland Township ban on injection well activity, even after a federal agency approved the very project the ban was created to prevent.

Wednesday’s meeting of the Highland Township Supervisors included a presentation by members of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. The environmental law firm wants to represent the township in its ongoing battle against natural gas corporation Seneca Resources over a planned injection well near a municipal water supply in James City.

Prior to the start of the meeting, Ben Price of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund said the injection well project will not move forward given his firm’s legal defense of a local law banning the practice — even with the project obtaining U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permitting earlier this month.

Price refers to a 2013 ordinance adopted by the Highland Township Supervisors which banned injection wells in the township. The ordinance labels the underground injection method used in disposing of natural gas drilling wastewater a threat to health and public safety as it has been linked to earthquakes and groundwater pollution.

The ordinance still stands and trumps even state law and EPA approval, according to Price, who said an EPA permit cannot be used to violate local law.

“It says so right in the issuance of the permit,” Price said, adding, “it really doesn’t make much difference whether (the project) is approved, the community has a right to protect its rights. Supervisors take an oath to protect the community and the EPA doesn’t have the authority to nullify that oath of office or those obligations.”

Seneca Resources Corp. has previously dismissed the Highland Township ordinance as a violation of state oil and gas legislation, and threatened litigation to invalidate it.

Price said the company’s stance matters little to a defense of the township’s position and code.

“It’s not relevant whether Seneca Resources Corp. believes the law is legal or not, they don’t have the option to decide what laws to obey,” Price said. He argues that fundamental rights to clean water supersede state administrative law, although the matter may be left to a judge’s discretion.

For his part, Highland Township Supervisor Jim Wolfe said on Wednesday the township is considering its options, including filing an appeal to the EPA’s permit approval.

Before Wednesday’s meeting, Wolfe said he looked forward to public input on the subject.

“We don’t know what to expect … it’s a big controversy,” Wolfe said.

Price points to the City of Pittsburgh’s successful ban on fracking in 2010 as well as 160 communities with “rights abuse laws,” similar to Highland Township’s injection well ban, as evidence of the odds being in the township’s favor.

“It’s not a done deal yet,” Price said of Seneca’s injection well plans and the EPA approval.

Seneca Resources had no planned attendance at Wednesday night’s meeting.

Seneca has announced no timetable for the injection well becoming operational and says the project remains in the regulatory phase. The company has said it is looking to cooperate with Highland Township officials as the project progresses.                ƒƒƒ         OCCUPY BRADFORD

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