Skip to comments.Fracking, Poverty & New Liberal Gentry: Energy bonanza bypassed NY, socialites/celebs try to stop it
Posted on 11/08/2013 11:28:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The transformation of American liberalism over the past half-century is nowhere more apparent than in the disputes now roiling a relatively obscure section of upstate New York. In 1965, as part of his "war on poverty," President Lyndon Johnson created the Appalachian Regional Commission. Among the areas to be served by the commission were the Southern Tier counties of New York state, including Broome, Tioga and Chemung. The commission's central aim was to "Increase job opportunities and per capita income in Appalachia to reach parity with the nation."
Like so many Great Society antipoverty programs, the effort largely failed. The Southern Tier counties remain much as they appeared in the 1960s, pocked by deserted farms and abandoned businesses, largely untouched by the prosperity that blessed much of America over the past five decades.
Beginning about a dozen years ago, remarkable improvements in natural-gas drilling by means of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, seemed to promise a way out of poverty....
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As so few of us have subscriptions, could you provide a summary? For instance, explain the meaning of banana?
When you need to move large amounts of money you create a feel good program for “the people” put “poverty”in front of it and your on your way. The reasons why fracking is bad aside from the mental celebrities jumping up and down, the EPA’s need to control is the politicians and other deviants have not found a way to cash in on it for themselves and no one else.
“Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything”
The money-gubbing mo-fo’s at WSJ paywalled this thing. Dante must have a layer of hell reserved for these people.
I was dragged to the movie theater by a date to see this propaganda film... I got up and walked out of the theater (and my date). "Good luck in New York".