Friday, January 29, 2016
This Land is My Land, Not a #fracking crib for (un) natural gaz
A Call to join with landowners:
I ask you all to consider what it would be like if a giant corporation came knocking at your door, informing you that you had to acquiesce to them cutting down your trees and creating a 50 foot wide swath through your land...land that used to be forest and pasture, so they can put in their pipeline to carry fracked gas through it, so they can make more profit and create the need for more fracked gas.
Add to this, your fear of gas explosions, and the prospect that you will no longer ever feel safe in your home of more than 20 years again. Imagine that you politely declined their offer but that makes no difference to this giant corporation or our own government because the government has decided this pipeline that perpetuates and expands the need for fracked gas is actually good for Vermont and Vermonters.
Such is the fate of several Monkton residents and if you thought you might get involved but were waiting for the right time, the time is this Thursday, January 28.
My heart is with the few targeted property owners who oppose the pipeline And are defending their Property Rights. Since when did the town start giving the go ahead permission for permits before the applicant has the right to be there? How can one or two selectmen, a governor, a newspaper, a paper mill, the PSB (Gods) and a college just decide...there, there, that's the route we are giving the Canadian energy monopoly. Landowners be damned. Landowners lawyer up (oh, that is mean...expensive...Singularly painful). I try to keep updates on my blog listed under Fracking http://traveloguefortheuniverse.blogspot.com
I also have a lot under Vermont property taxes, Get used to it, people. You do not own anything, all of you. You rent from the town and state who have the power to make your life very complicated. If you all stand by when the PSB process tries to pull another land grab for big power, then you too may be subject to the same oppression.