From: Drilling Mora County <[email protected]>
Date: June 9, 2012 14:49:54 MDT
Subject: TIME SENSITIVE: San Miguel Commission To Frack the County–regulatory ordinance for oil&gas
Come in solidarity [to the Commission Hearing--see Events section of this website for details] and speak out against the San Miguel Commission bringing drilling to the Las Vegas basin. With no baseline water sampling, air emissions sampling, or the necessary health studies completed, San Miguel County citizens will become, in the words of Vermont Governor Shumlin, “the guinea pigs” for the oil companies.
Let the San Miguel Commission know that banning fracking “is a job creator.” As Shumlin says, “If we have the clean water, the clean lakes. . .” this will bring the jobs to San Miguel County and surrounding areas. The short term gains from fracking will bring the same destruction to San Miguel County we witness in Eddy and San Miguel Counties……high cancers and asthma rates among the children. Polluted air and water…..agricultural land turned to industrial zones.
Ask the Commissioners how they are going to handle the water shortage? The City of Las Vegas is 90% reliant upon surface water. Communities south of Las Vegas have dry water wells. Each frack job can take upwards of 9 million gallons of water and a well can be fracked upwards of 19 times. Where is the water going to come from? Are San Miguel citizens willing to drink filtered sewage water? Desalinated water? Bottled water? (what quality is that water?)
This is a call to action. A call for democracy. Let us fill the room to overflowing and speak the will of the citizens of San Miguel and neighboring counties. What effects citizens in San Miguel County, impacts citizens in every other county. We are downwind, and downstream from everyone!
This decision to frack is a decision by the few. Let the voice of democracy determine the future for our communities.
Drilling Mora County