Suffolk Co. NY to hear proposal to ban chemtrails
On Dec. 6, New York’s Suffolk County government will hold a public
hearing on a proposal to ban aerial spraying of aluminum oxide, barium,
sulfur, and other salts into the air over the county without first
filing an Environmental Impact Statement with and receiving approval
from the county’s Department of Health Services, Division of
Exempted from the proposed ban are aerosol spraying operations for
agriculture, and for lyme disease, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE),
West Nile virus (WNV), and other disease vector control operations.
The hearing will be held at the Riverhead Legislative Auditorium,
Evans K. Griffing Building, 300 Center Drive in Riverhead, NY at 2:30
If the public is able to convince legislators of the risk from such
geoengineering operations, the legislation will then be voted on at the
Dec. 20th session. Otherwise, the proposed ban will be tabled
Initiated by Cindy Pikoulas and her husband Jim, along with Siobhan Ciresi of Long Island Sky Watch (LISW), with the assistance of chemtrail opponent Rosalind Peterson of Agriculture Defense Coalition, the bill was finalized and proposed by legislator Edward P. Romaine (1st District). (Full text below.)
Involved in Suffolk County government since 1989, Romaine
is a fiscal conservative who prioritizes saving farmland and protecting
the environment. In August, he organized Long Island’s first countywide
farmers market, along with the Long Island Farm Bureau.
Romaine has represented the 1st District (eastern end of Long Island)
continuously since 2005. He serves on the Environment, Planning &
Agriculture Committee, which voted on Nov. 28 to submit the proposed law
banning such aerial spraying to a public hearing.
The Piloulases and Ciresi will speak on Dec. 6 and are urging people to “pack the hearing” to show support for the ban.
“If this proposal becomes law in Suffolk County, Long Island, it
would be the first in the nation. It would be a starting point for
others to follow,” said LISW in a press release.
“Eventually, our governments would have to investigate why our trees
are dying in record numbers; why our waters contain toxic levels of
aluminum, barium and strontium; why 90% of us are vitamin D deficient;
why our crops are failing; and where all of this crazy weather is coming
Cindy Pikoulas of LISW spoke with New York Sky Watch radio
on Nov. 20, when she advised that tree samples from Suffolk show high
levels of barium, strontium and aluminum. She is asking Long Islanders
to have their water and trees tested for these chemicals in order to
build a body of evidence that would spur investigations by health and
In addition to attending the Dec. 6 hearing, Long Islanders can contact their county legislators via http://legis.suffolkcountyny.gov/legislators.html
Are Exemptions Necessary?
Though exempted under the proposed ban, disease vector spraying may
be a subterfuge for weather control operations, given the extreme rarity
of EEV and WNV. According to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services:
“Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious viral
disease caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of an infected
mosquito with more severe symptoms than for West Nile virus. EEE is an
arbovirus (short for arthropod-borne, meaning spread by insects). Birds
are the source of infection for mosquitoes, which can sometimes transmit
the infection to horses, other animals, and, in rare cases, people.
“West Nile Virus (WNV) was first seen in the US in 1999, in the New
York City area of Queens. WNV can live in a number of types of birds and
is passed bird to bird by certain types of mosquitoes. Occasionally, an
infected mosquito will pass the virus to humans or other animals. Most
healthy people do not get sick from the virus, but sometimes it may
Per the US Geological Survey,
two horses caught WNV in 2011 and 12 caught EEE, none of them in
Suffolk. Of humans, 43 contracted WNV in New York State in 2011, four
of them in Suffolk County. Only one person contracted EEE in the entire
Of the other vector-borne diseases of concern to health authorities –
St Louis Encephalitis, La Crosse Encephalitis, Powassan Virus, and
locally-acquired Dengue Fever – no New Yorkers contracted any of them in
2011. (But 40 New Yorkers did contract Dengue Fever when traveling
outside the US in 2011.)
Considering that the population of NYS is 19 million, the application
of toxic chemicals purportedly to control for such rare vector-borne
diseases where only 44 people became ill in 2011 seems absurd.
US health officials admit
that Ugandans and Egyptians, where WNV was first discovered, develop a
natural immunity before reaching adulthood. Using toxic chemicals that
pollute the environment, leading to cancer and respiratory diseases,
instead of allowing humans to develop immunity to such diseases, is an
unsustainable and irresponsible control method.
Whether these vector control spray programs are involved in other
activities such as solar radiation or rainfall management is uncertain.
But, in addition to the obvious jets laying chemtrails at 30,000 feet,
they may be involved in contributing to the high levels of aluminum,
barium and strontium found in Suffolk waters and trees.
Below is the full text of Suffolk’s proposed legislation:
WHEREAS, there was duly presented and introduced to this
County Legislature at a meeting held on [December 6], 2011, a proposed
local law entitled, “A LOCAL LAW TO PROTECT AIR QUALITY IN SUFFOLK
COUNTY” now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that said local law be enacted in form as follows:
LOCAL LAW NO. _____-2011, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK
A LOCAL LAW TO PROTECT AIR QUALITY IN SUFFOLK COUNTY
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, as follows:
Section 1. Legislative Intent.
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that Suffolk County is a
leader in environmental protection and has several programs to protect
soil and groundwater from contamination.
This Legislature also finds and determines that air pollution is
another environmental issue that can impact the health and safety of
County residents and may also contaminate soil and
This Legislature further finds and determines that concerns have been
raised that business and government entities may be discharging
polluting chemicals, including barium, sulfur, salts, and aluminum
oxide, into the air, which may impact weather and other environmental
This Legislature finds that such particulates eventually fall from
the atmosphere, exposing the public to these air pollutants and, upon
landing, may contaminate soil and
This Legislature determines that County residents may be exposed to
these chemicals while they are in the atmosphere, which can cause
respiratory and other health problems.
This Legislature also finds that, to protect County residents from
potential harm, any person who plans to discharge these chemicals into
the airspace over Suffolk County should first file an Environmental
Impact Statement with and receive approval from the Department of Health
Services, Division of Environmental Quality.
Therefore, the purpose of this law is to require any person who plans
to discharge sulfur, barium, salts or aluminum oxide into the airspace
above the County of Suffolk to file a complete Environmental Impact
Statement with the County prior to taking such action.
Section 2. Definitions.
As used in this law, the following terms shall have the meanings
indicated: “PERSON” shall mean any natural person, individual,
corporation, unincorporated association, proprietorship, firm,
partnership, joint venture, joint stock association, or other entity or
business of any kind.
Section 3. Requirements.
Any person who plans to discharge sulfur, barium, salts or aluminum
oxide into the airspace above the County of Suffolk must file a
completed environmental impact form, as established in Section 4 of this
law, with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Division of
Environmental Quality and with the Clerk of the Suffolk County
Legislature and receive the approval of the Division of Environmental
Quality prior to engaging in such discharge.
Section 4. Form Established.
The Department of Health Services, Division of Environmental Quality
is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to develop an environmental
impact form to be used by persons wishing to discharge sulfur, barium,
salts or aluminum oxide into the airspace above the County of Suffolk.
Such form shall require applicants to detail the nature and purpose of
their proposed discharge and any potential environmental and/or public
health impacts that may result from such discharge.
Section 5. Exemption.
The requirements set forth in this law shall not apply to any person
engaging in aerosol spraying for agricultural or vector control
Section 6. Penalties.
A. Any person who violates any provision of this law shall be liable
for a civil penalty of up to $2,500 for an initial violation, with a
fine of $5,000 for each subsequent violation.
B. Any civil penalty may only be assessed by the Commissioner of
Health Services following a hearing and opportunity for an alleged
violator to be heard.
Section 7. Rules and Regulations.
The Commissioner of the County Department of Health Services is
hereby authorized and empowered to issue and promulgate such rules and
regulations as he or she deems necessary to implement and carry out the
provisions of this law. Section 8. Applicability.
This law shall apply to all actions occurring on or after the effective date of this law.
Section 9. Severability.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of
this law or the application thereof to any person, individual,
corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance shall be
adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or
unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or
invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation
to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of
this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation,
firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the
controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.
Section 10. SEQRA Determination.
This Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act
(SEQRA) lead agency, hereby finds and determines that this law
constitutes a Type II action pursuant to Section 617.5(c)(20), (21),
and/or (27) of Title 6 of the NEW YORK CODE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS (6
NYCRR) and within the meaning of Section 8-0109(2) of the NEW YORK
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW as a promulgation of regulations, rules,
policies, procedures, and legislative decisions in connection with
continuing agency administration, management and information
collection. The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
is hereby directed to circulate any appropriate SEQRA notices of
determination of non-applicability or non-significance in accordance
with this law.
Section 11. Effective Date.
This law shall take effect immediately upon filing in the Office of the Secretary of State.