How Earth Justice helped my pals in the Town of Dryden, New York. There are environmental posers - even Environmental Defense Frauds and there is the real thing: http://earthjustice.org/ There are show-boating Shale Shysters, and there are solid lawyers - like Team Slottje and Deborah Goldberg, who helped defend the Town. A local group invited me to speak in Dryden two years ago. I was supposed to debate a representative from Chesapeake Energy and one from the Independent Oil & Gas … [Read more...] about Facing Frackers Down: The Dryden Story
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The New York supreme court has announced it will hear the appeal of Anschutz v Dryden, even though the original plaintiff, Anschutz Energy, dropped out of the case after the trial court ruled in favor of the Town of Dryden. To keep the case alive - for largely political purposes - the plaintiffs attorney found a replacement plaintiff - Norse Energy, who, in order to have standing as the substitute Rent-a-Plaintiff, bought a few Anschutz leases for $1 each. If Anschutz had thought their claims … [Read more...] about Rent-a-Plaintiff Wanted to Challenge Home Rule
Born-Again-Billionaire Balks at Backing Bovine's Appeal Against Middlefield Born-Again Billionaire Phil Anschutz is balking at appealing his lawsuit against Dryden and may not back Cooperstown Holstein's appeal against the Town of Middlefield. Says it's too expensive, and is looking for some other group to pay for it. Anshcutz's lawsuit against the Town of Dryden was recycled by Anschutz's attorney / lobbyist Tom West, who represented the Middlefield plaintiff. West recycled most of the … [Read more...] about Anschutz Balks At Dryden Appeal
Having failed to actually find any gas in any productive amounts in New York State, Norwegian penny stock company Norse Energy has devolved into a fracking Rent-A-Plaintiff by taking over born-again-billionaire Phil Anschutz's position in his lawsuit against the Town of Dryden - buying two of Anschutz's leases for a nominal amount, so that Norse can nominally be shown as the plaintiff of record in the case, in order for Tom West to trot out a fracking appeal. Meaning Norse is appealing a … [Read more...] about Norse Energy: Frack Zombie Rent-A-Plaintiff
The Rent-A-Plaintiff in Anschutz v Dryden , Norse Energy, a gas prospector in New York, is functionally comatose as of Q4 2012. Which means one of two things: either frack flak Tom West has to wheel them to the appellate court on a gurney with an IV full of fracking flowback stuck in their arm, or he will have to find yet another plaintiff (with a pulse) in order to perfect an appeal against in Dryden. Can't be Gastem, they're history. Could be Johnny Hole Co. - their bullying threats to the … [Read more...] about Dryden Rent-a-Plaintiff DOA
Corporate welfare "queen" Jennifer Huntington's Cooperstown Holstein Corporation, has appealed the Middlefield verdict (which, like the Dryden suit, contained the fanciful Sovas affidavit) by simply copying Frack Zombie Rent-a-Plaintiff's appeal against Dryden - substituting "Corporate Welfare Queen" for "Frack Zombie Rent-a-Plaintiff." All this made possible by the fact that they share the same lobbyist, the recently vivisected Tom West. So if you want to actually wade through the appeal, you … [Read more...] about Udder Fracking Lack of Appeal
First Anschutz sued the Town of Dryden over its fracking ban and lost. So Anschutz bailed on an appeal. Then Chesapeake's lobbyist, Tom West got with Dennis Holbrook to get Norse Energy admitted in Anschutz's place to appeal the case, which he lost. Now Norse Energy is in liquidation and the Trustee is not likely to pursue a futile appeal. Meaning there is no plaintiff - no damages, no claim against the town. So Tom West has to get the New York Supremes to pretend like there is actually … [Read more...] about Nobody v Dryden DOA at Supremes ?
Middlefield and Dryden defend Home Rule for all New Yorkers this Thursday in Albany. EarthJustice, the premier defenders of the public and the environment, is handling the case for the towns. The plaintiffs, a bankrupt Rent-a-Plaintiff and a corporate welfare queen, are represented by Chesapeake's lobbyist. The DEC is conspicuous in their absence from the Dryden and Middlefield lawsuits. That speaks volumes since both cases are about the DEC's ability to regulate drilling activities, in … [Read more...] about Defend Home Rule This Week !
There is a very technical legal manoever that the plaintiff in Frack Zombie Rent-a-Plaintiff vs Dryden is attempting to pull off in stealth mode; in arcane legal parlance it is known as cum baculo percutere equus mortuus, which, as any good lawyer or Jesuit-educated person would know is "fracking a dead horse." The plaintiff in Dryden, We Must Act Fast Before We Fracking Disappear, is trying - hurriedly - to get New York's High Court to hear an appeal that the appellate court justices ruled … [Read more...] about Fracking a Dead Horse
Observations of Nicole Dillingham on the Middlefield and Dryden case appeals. My comments or emphasis in bold: As attorney for the first Appellant, the bankrupt Norse Energy Corporation, Tom West, argued first. He had a shaky start. He said that to make the capital commitments necessary for gas extraction the industry needed “certainty” with respect to regulations, not a patchwork of local rules. At this point he went so far as to urge the Court to “put yourself in the shoes of the … [Read more...] about Middlefield and Dryden Appeal Report