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    Default Town Cancels Fireworks so they Don`t Disrupt Birds


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    Haha! Sounds like an Onion New story. Very funny.

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    there are towns that have cancelled due to fears of lawsuits from do-gooders who say fireworks residues are contaminating the water supply

    http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/lak...is-4th-of-july

    The festivities of the annual celebration of our nation's independence at Lake Murray will be a lot less festive this year, as the Lake Murray July 4th Music Fest and Fireworks Committee has decided to cancel the fireworks display and music fest.

    Committee chair John Pilch, in an email to La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch, said that because of a threat of litigation by the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF), the popular event will not happen this year.

    "Marco Gonzalez (CERF lead attorney) prevailed in lawsuits No. 3 and 4, due to the City of San Diego not completing a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as they reported they were working on last August. The three-member Lake Murray Music Fest and Fireworks committee did not wish to deal with personal liability exposure and the costs of litigation and decided to cancel the event this year," Pilch wrote.

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    Gonzalez, an environmental attorney, is a staunch opponent of fireworks displays over bodies of water, claiming that they can have harmful ecological effects on the water, and that further evaluation is needed. As Pilch noted, last week, Gonzalez and CERF won two lawsuits against the City of San Diego, because of the city's failure to properly complete an EIR about fireworks shows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockaholic View Post
    ... because of a threat of litigation by the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF), the popular event will not happen this year.

    "Marco Gonzalez (CERF lead attorney) prevailed in lawsuits No. 3 and 4, due to the City of San Diego not completing a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
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    Gonzalez, an environmental attorney, is a staunch opponent of fireworks displays over bodies of water, claiming that they can have harmful ecological effects on the water, and that further evaluation is needed. As Pilch noted, last week, Gonzalez and CERF won two lawsuits against the City of San Diego, because of the city's failure to properly complete an EIR about fireworks shows
    re text in bold:
    "I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five?
    Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself....
    you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

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    closer to home in NH...
    http://des.nh.gov/organization/commi...dwgb-22-22.pdf

    Fire chiefs, water superintendents, and local elected officials can use several best management
    practices to minimize the likelihood that fireworks will contaminate drinking water supplies. These
    practices include prohibiting or minimizing the use of fireworks in areas where perchlorate could
    easily contaminate ground and surface drinking water supplies. To assist local officials, DES can
    provide maps of wellhead and source water protection areas for community water supplies.
    Alternatively, fireworks that do not contain perchlorate could be used. However, DES understands that
    most fireworks used are imported from outside the United States and that it is very difficult to verify
    the composition of fireworks that are obtained from foreign countries. Other best management
    practices include quickly removing firework “shells” or wrappings from the environment after blasting
    off fireworks, and removing the physical residue from blasting devices before the perchlorate is able to
    leach into the soil and groundwater.
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    Going to have to hunt down the report, but WBZ News was talking about a town in NY that has cancelled their fireworks display because last year a pair of baby bald eagles [STRIKE]fell out of a[/STRIKE] left their nest and it's suspected they may have been startled by fireworks.

    hummm, strike-out doesn't seem to be working
    Last edited by ShadeWPI; 07-03-2012 at 03:07 PM. Reason: corrected original statement when I found printed report

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    Well, dumb move on their part for not finishing the dumb ass report. If they said they're doing it, know they have to do it, then don't do it?

    Buncha maroons.

    That gonzalez guy, I hope someone stick a bag of dog crap on his step with some long fuse black cats in it.

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    http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/nat...of-bald-eagles

    The Times-Herald Record of Middletown reports that last year, some baby eagles left their nest, possibly startled by the pyrotechnics.

    Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department says the fire department could be liable for thousands of dollars in fines if eagles are harmed.

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    These are all joke articles, right?

    Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by namedpipes View Post
    These are all joke articles, right?

    Right?
    *****
    Welcome to liberal land, where animals rights are more important than human rights.

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