And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: No To Fracking!

We told you yesterday about a vote that was going to take place on whether or not to allow fracking in the Delaware River Basin. In fact, we even called on Joe Biden (Senator Amtrak to some) to stop the whole thing from going down.

Well as it turns out, the vote itself was cancelled since the Governor of Delaware (one of 5 voting parties) came out and said he would vote the measure down. The vote was originally scheduled for the 1,800 seat Patriots Theater in Trenton on Monday morning. According to Protecting Our Waters, “Never has there been a more reasonable outcry. We know we can’t live without clean air, clean water and clean food; we know our grandchildren may need this gas, but we don’t need it. We need to lead our nation away from fossil fuels altogether, and fast. The cancellation of the DRBC meeting is a turning of the wheel of the nation away from that insanity. We are taking the helm. We are going sane.”

So there you have it: The world is not totally made of shit. Have you got some good news? If so, send it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com with “GOOD MOTHERFUCKING NEWS!” in the subject header — we’d love to hear about it.

  • Zombie Larry

    It is a shame that half baked knee jerk environmental wackos have delayed this. Pie in the sky, oh lets power the earth with rainbows muddlethink is simply fucking over every man woman and child in this country.

    I strongly support drilling for gas and oil anywhere it may exist. I would vote to drill the Grand Canyon if it could be proven that gas and oil reserves were under it.

    Things will change after the next election.

  • the_ill

    burnside was a much more entertaining troll

  • The Drama King

    @ Zombie Larry

    You clearly don’t understand the repercussions of fracking. Either that or you actually are just a scummy heartless fuck. Anyway, even if in the near future they decide for some insane reason that we do need those tiny amounts of gas, much safer ways doing so are (already) rapidly being developed. So yes, no matter what type of psychobabble comes in response, this was the best decision to be made.

  • mcknappers

    I’m glad to see you covering this issue, but two major points (ignoring the ones I want to make to Zombie Larry, but who’s too much of an idealogue to ever listen)
    1- Please stop getting information from Protecting our Waters. It’s run by a single wingbat lady who can’t get funding from anywhere to do anything of value because she’s so horribly miseducated and also a terrible organizer, even if she is good at riling people up.
    2- You should also pay attention to the fact that the legislature is very close to passing a bill that would enact a paltry impact fee, while also taking away all local ability to regulate drilling in municipalities.

  • RSR

    it’s bad for your beer, too:

    http://jackcurtin.com/ldo/?p=6254

    Fracking Ommegang.
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    COOPERSTOWN — Brewery Ommegang is warning that it would have to consider relocating if the town of Middlefield’s ban on gas drilling is struck down and horizontal gas drilling begins.

    The ominous warning is contained in a new legal brief filed in support of Middlefield’s recent zoning law.

    “If its water were to be contaminated, the Brewery could be forced to move its business elsewhere,” the court papers state. “Its Master Brewer and Quality Control chemist agree that even if Brewery Ommegang wished to do so, it could not remove many of the toxic chemicals commonly used in hydrofracking, should they be released into the Brewery’s water supply.”

  • Zombie Larry

    sorry but if we are going to recover as a nation to our former #1 status, we need to become a major player in oil and gas. This country is sitting on huge amounts of both and the usual lefty bullshit of ” there’s no oil/gas there” is just that, bullshit. Anwr should be drilled till it’s porous. This state is loaded with oil , gas and coal. We could be one of the economic leaders of this nation. All it takes is kicking the shit out of the enviro-wackos and getting on with it.

  • BovineJoni

    this goes well beyond “good motherfucking news” and enters a new tier of “insanely awesome motherfucking news”