Sandoval County Gives Residents Intent to Drill Notice
Pro Oil and Gas “Ordinance” or 'the Notice with intent to drill' will be considered by Sandoval County Commission PRIOR to any recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.What to do this week at Tuesday and Thursday County Meetings!
- In fact, it really is not an ordinance.
- It amounts to a notice requirement (not even a public one).
- There is no public hearing. All the industry has to do is provide notice of intent to drill with incredibly scant information.
- The director of Planning and Zoning has a 10-day turn around time,
- which he is able to approve permits without public hearings in many instances.
- In addition, the county would be giving up all legal rights to challenge the industry or any state or federal agency.
Those trucks and frackers serious accidents hazards can occurs in areas of bus stops, homes, and schools in the area and will be on top of the drinking water aquifer for Rio Rancho and surroundings areas, they will be impacting the Rio Grande water supply. It is criminal the options the County Commisioners are offering us.
They have offered no protections, no studies, no voice on the presentation needed to cover the issues we deserve to see int his ordinance and the Planning Director and Commissioner Chapman have obstructed our ability to enter findings into the record at every turn.
- No accountability
- No enforcement of the law
- No record, no appeal, no Rule of Law equates to No Democracy
- We filed our complaint to the OAG for the third time. We only can hope for a criminal investigation in this County Commission.
Just remember, Stoddard is a protege of Commissioner Chapman with ties to the oil and gas industry. It appears that Stoddard intends to run for Chapman's seat. This is clearly a gamesmanship move designed to create exposure for Stoddard and streamline permits for their industry cronies. Chapman took a large sum of campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry and is now doing their bidding, in this issue.
Ask the Commissioners to motion to strike the Stoddard Amendment and resolution and throw it away. this is clearly a move designed to preempt all protections and calls into question the ethics of both Stoddard and Chapman.
Thursday Night: Pull 2 Items off the County Commission Boards Consent Calendar
- the motion of Stoddard's Ordinance/intent to drill --- DO NOT ALLOW A VOTE ON THIS ITEM
- The capital outlay of the Paseo De Vulcan extension until the Oil and Gas Ordinance can address the nuisance issues associated with the fracking and oil exploration and development of the operations slated for the area. This information is based on minerals leases ready to apply for permits. Do Not Allow a Vote on Items related to Paseo Vulcan Extension.