Fracking lawsuit could set precedent for local drilling bans
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 19 (Reuters) – A lawsuit challenging a small town’s ban on natural-gas drilling could have far-reaching implications throughout New York, where state officials are poised to approve the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Anschutz, which owns more than 22,000 acres of land in Dryden, is arguing that New York’s Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) bars local governments from any regulation of drilling.
Blog Guy, I’m worried sick! It’s been four days since we left Paris Hilton promoting her shoes in Istanbul, and we’ve heard nothing from her. I’m going to start checking the hospitals.
Moody’s cuts French banks as euro crisis deepens
While Europe’s leaders struggle to avert a first default in the 12-year-old single currency area, the head of the European Union’s executive challenged them to prepare for a great leap forward in fiscal integration that would be deeply divisive.
I wanted to point out some unfortunate language in your article. Your editors decided to include the phrase “great leap forward.”
Okay, Lamar, I put you in charge of designing our whole new line of women’s shoes, so show us what you came up with.
It’s everything the young professional woman needs. These flaming tail fins send the message, “Watch out, world, my feet are on fire and I’m stopping for nobody!”
Believe it or not, I’ve found something even more irritating than getting spam.
Getting SOMEBODY ELSE’S spam.
Just when I thought unwanted e-mails couldn’t get any stupider, along come some spammers mistaking me for a guy named RONALD Basler. The actual screen grab above shows just a small sampling of the offers Ronald is getting at my e-mail address.
Blog Guy, I’m looking to join a rugby team. I saw your item about Naked Rugby, but I seem to recall there are two different kinds of rugby. Is that right?
Blog Guy, how’s Oktoberfest shaping up this year, if you take my meaning? You know, those Bavarian women tend to wear some pretty risqué outfits over there, huh?
Boy, I’ll say. For your convenience, our photo people have put together this combo shot, showing cleavage of the visitors wearing traditional Dirndls.
Blog Guy, my tax guy’s taxidermist told me something really creepy. He has close ties to the animal kingdom.
You mean from stuffing and mounting them?