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EPA Hearing Feelings

The people in upstate NY that live over the Marcellus shale formation should be happy that the EPA has chosen to hold a hearing in Binghamton, NY.  I realize that this issue is dividing our communities but I also think that public hearings should not be forums for long political speeches. The current rules are… Continue reading EPA Hearing Feelings

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The EPA and Security Issues

This coming Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency was scheduled to hold a public hearing on hydraulic fracturing as a method for removing natural gas from shale deposits.  The hearing, the fourth and last in a series of hearings being held across the country,  was originally scheduled for the Binghamton, New York area.  Binghamton is an… Continue reading The EPA and Security Issues

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Is the EPA really as stupid as the Supreme Court case makes it seem?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in dissenting opinion regarding the case Massachusetts et al vs. EPA et al, said “No matter how important the underlying policy issues at stake, this court has no business substituting its own desired outcome for the reasoned judgment of the responsible agency.” He and the other four conservative justices, including… Continue reading Is the EPA really as stupid as the Supreme Court case makes it seem?