The pipeline will carry 2.2 Billion cubic feet per day, not 2.2 million. Sorry about my crummy cell phone--I had a feeling it would be easy to hear that wrong.
Thanks for covering this important issue. ...(full comment)
This is the consequence: divide and conquer. We all love peaceful protest as an American principle: but as courts fail, more and more, to uphold principle in favor of private prejudice, there is no reason for law and order any longer.
Barry Krieger is part of an organization that routinely gives voice to the powerful, but doesn't much extend itself to give peaceful protest much if any voice at all. Note he did not comment, aghast on air, about the court's decision. "That is not justice".
This is a pretty clear example of what's wrong. If you watch carefully, the primary focus of their reporting is crime by dark skinned folks, nearly all the time. And that presents a very distorted perspective of "news". ...(full comment)
Excellent point. Our technological"prowess" may seem like a blessing, but it has an obscene usage. Early on, it became a tool to manage and manipulate the general population, "better than church" as one early theorist said of film. The tactics are now an entire, and very, very well compensated field: psy ops: used on all of us. When it becomes acceptable, for those empowered by the state to help maintain public safety, to murder in cold blood for the smallest infraction, and when the courts uphold this, we are well along in fascism. ...(full comment)
How exactly does one "make whole" a farmer whose land is ruined and his LIFETIME income destroyed?
Remember too what WV landowners have learned -
This industry need not -and does not- honor ANY contracts, nor obey ANY limits whatsoever, once allowed on the property.
With unlimited legal resources, and FEDERAL level support, they never lose in court.
This why we fought FASCISM-
("=the merger of industry and state power,"
according to its INVENTOR, who was btw NOT Webster..)
-in other countries.
Why are we allowing it HERE? ...(full comment)
They're even in MA now?
So much for escaping the poison industrialization here in our ill- chosen WV retirement hell, by moving back to Amherst...
But why hasn't MA -RISEN UP- the way NY state has,
to STOP these chemical warfare invaders?
One can sort of understand WV, they're gullible from centuries of corporate extractionists' paycheck propaganda, but; MA?
The home of the American Revolution against fascism? ...(full comment)
This is news: room for a SECOND pipeline???? They are just full of surprises aren't they. This is the way property owners are treated. You don't find anything out directly, they get the bargains they can early, before folks know what they're up against, and then the fine print has Halliburton loopholes, too.
Beware. It might sound good. Folks can still rescind permission, and be sure to notarize and get a receipt returned to you. Eminent domain has benefits to landowners.
This is actually looking SOUTH with the photographer above Yankee Candle, the Tri Town Beach water on the left, with Urkiels tree farm above it, and you can see the 2 rest areas, and Christian Lane in Whately is where the horizontal line of trees ends at the top and fields begin again. I enjoy your local coverage immensely, and wish I could proof read things for you before you publish. Maybe you could correct this before putting it in The Daily Hampshire Gazette? ...(full comment)
Here is how I see it. The President believes he knows better than anyone. While you need to obey laws, he does not. I think all Americans believe in immigration, but they believe in legal immigration.
Why doesn't the President use the military to take over Mexico and the Central American countries and then everybody could be in the United States. Wouldn't that work better. We could then get rid of INS, the border patrol and everything associated with immigration. ...(full comment)
While I am aware that Northfield suffered as a result of the storm, why is it that tiny Erving, which lost its power at 3:20 the day BEFORE Thanksgiving, is never mentioned? Northfield had 18 more hours than we did. Those 18 hours are the ones during which you prep all the food.
You have been known for uneven coverage for as long as I have been in the valley and this reporting validates what others have been saying for 40 years. Some of us are invisible to the local paper. We simply do not matter. ...(full comment)