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Old conspiracy re-emerges as Tennessee moves to ban 'chemtrails'

By T.K. Randall
April 1, 2024 · Comment icon 21 comments
Aircraft contrails.
At least one other state is considering similar legislation. Image Credit: Adrian Pingstone Arpingstone
In an unexpected move, state senate officials have passed a bill designed to ban the release of chemicals in the sky.
Back in the 1990s, a conspiracy theory emerged suggesting that the vapor trails of high-altitude aircraft that can often be seen criss-crossing the sky are actually trails of chemicals being deliberately sprayed by the government for shadowy, nefarious purposes.

Multiple possible explanations for these alleged 'chemtrails' have been put forward by conspiracy theorists ranging from chemical or biological weapons testing to weather modification.

Suffice to say, there has never been any evidence to indicate that these trails are anything sinister.

While belief in this particular conspiracy has generally waned in recent years, Tennessee state officials have prompted something of a resurgence in interest this week after voting to pass a new bill designed to ban the "intentional injection, release, or dispersion, by any means, of chemicals, chemical compounds [or] substances."

While it doesn't explicitly use the word 'chemtrails', it does strongly elude to them by including a ban on "intentionally dispersing chemicals into the atmosphere".
"There's no such thing as chemtrails," said Rutgers University climate scientist Alan Robock.

"If you look at the sky, sometimes you see contrails from airplanes - condensation trails - and they're just made out of water. It's the same thing that happens in the winter when you breathe out and you see a little cloud in front of your mouth. It's a mixture of warm, humid air with cold, dry air."

As for the new legislation, Robock remains skeptical that it will achieve anything.

"It's not going to make any difference one way or the other - how could they even enforce it?" he said. "What if somebody did a chemtrail in Kentucky and it drifted over Tennessee? What would they do?"

It is understood that Pennsylvania officials are now considering similar legislation.

Exactly what has prompted this sudden concern about chemical spraying, however, remains unclear.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (21)

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Comment icon #12 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 11 days ago
DuPont's slogan: Better living through Chemistry.  uh huhhhh
Comment icon #13 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 11 days ago
Comment icon #14 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 11 days ago
I think visible chem-trails are a Conspiracy theory pushed by a bunch of fools however, that doesn't mean that Chem-Trails don't exist. If any Government wanted to test the effects of an airborne particulate on their population centers, they would release it above 30,000 feet. At that altitude and above people on the ground would not see the release and anything released would cover a much area. So, is it beyond possibility hell no, are the straight-lined clouds chem-trails I believe so. Because if a government wishes to test something they don't want their people to see it being tested that i... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Tatetopa 11 days ago
Is this April Fools related?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 11 days ago
Yes, it is but actually I didn't about it until you mentioned it!!!!!
Comment icon #17 Posted by Essan 11 days ago
Nah, those are the reasons to suppose it might not be a hoax after all   
Comment icon #18 Posted by Montello 9 days ago
chemtrails poison air
Comment icon #19 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 9 days ago
So do farts, hey maybe Chem-trails are farts!!!!!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Essan 9 days ago
Aye, they are comprised of dihydrogen monoxide crystals "Dihydrogen monoxide .... is a chemical compound that is commonly used in lab investigations. This chemical compound, sometimes referred to as hydric acid, is colorless and odorless. DHMO is known to be a part of many environmental hazards, toxic substances, diseases, and disease-causing agents. Each year DHMO is listed as a contributing factor in thousands of deaths, and it contributes to millions of dollars of damage to personal property and the environment." [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Montello 4 days ago
chemtrails cause cancer they are not healthy  is it air clean i dont think so

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