Corruptco: Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis Dismisses N.Y. Lawsuit Over Delaware Basin Fracking
Below are some key paragraphs from the article but I ask you -- do you ever feel like from The White House to Albany to City Hall our Country is run like a CorruptCo -- Corrupt company and corrupt co-workers? Laughable if it wasn't so sad and offensive but just a note from me first on NY's unique Corruptco -- look to the W. Village to Christine Quinn's district the woman who wants to be mayor and has the most money from the richest people and in my opinion the ones that don't care about The People just greed.
Reminds me of St. Vincent's Hospital closed on 12th St. No criminal prosecution of the crooks because perhaps Cy Vance the Manhattan DA is afraid of bringing attention to the Rudin acquisition. http://christinequinnminime.blogspot.com/2012/07/christine-quinn-chuck-meara-locked-out.html No hospital in the West Village but a Pipeline. Politicians silent or the phony ones say a word and than shut up. http://nyulocal.com/city/2012/09/19/the-enormous-natural-gas-pipeline-thats-invading-the-west-village/
Now back to this disturbing ruling and when I read the Judge's ruling I said "CorruptCo".
"U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis granted a request by the Environmental Protection Agency and other U.S. agencies to throw out the case, finding that the development plans are in the early stages and the threat of harm is speculative."
New York says it has shown that fracking generates millions of gallons of wastewater contaminated with toxic metals and radioactive substances, and that companies using the process in Pennsylvania have violated the law 1,600 times, harming the state’s water.
In Pennsylvania, natural gas and related industries have generated 72,000 jobs, 3,143 well permits and more than $1 billion in tax revenue since 2009, the trade groups said.
New York City has spent almost $1.5 billion to protect the drinking water that flows from the watershed, Schneiderman said in his complaint. The money has gone to buying land to serve as a buffer for pollutants, upgrading sewage plants and regulating human activity."