Shasta County Supervisors vote to look further into 'chemtrails'

Jul 15, 2014 7:49 PM by Charlene Cheng

"This is an issue that should supercede all other concerns for the fact that if you can't go outside and breathe without sucking this stuff in, we all know everyone's concerned about air pollution, air quality, but what if we now know that there's a massive component of air pollution that's not being reported?" asked activist Dane Wigington.

That's the message heard loud and clear at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting, prompting an unanimous vote to look further into the issue.

Expert speakers were invited to address the board on so-called 'chemtrails,' what some people believe to be part of a government plot to slow global warming.

Hundreds of people showed up to make their voices heard, traveling from places like Oregon, Wyoming, and even Spain.

"I want to tell you that we're in very great danger from the pollution that's coming down from us, and we've been led astray by the military industrial complex," said Alan Buckman, a former USAF meteorologist.

Chemtrails is a term referring to the visible trail left by aircraft in the sky.

Believers say this proves that the government is releasing dangerous chemicals.

Activists prefer the term 'geoengineering.'

They say it puts poison in the soil and water, increases the level of UV radiation, destroys the ozone layer, and makes people very sick.

"Last time it rained, my kidney failed, it literally threatened my life.... it very coincidentally all started with the rain and the rains come down through those chemtrails," said Shari Houser.

Chemtrails are largely dismissed in the scientific community as condensation trails, which form when engine exhaust meets extremely cold air.

But activists say this is one issue that can't be ignored any longer.

"What did you do while the earth was unraveling? What did you do once you know? And I ask you today to show the courage that people have all around the world," said Rose Taylor, a concerned citizen.

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