This blog is about the oil and hydraulic fracture drilling 8,000 wells in the proposal for Rio Rancho Estates, Rio Rancho and the cultural landscapes of the First Nations. We need to spread the word and get people to show up at the County of Sandoval meetings. The oil and gas ordinance is being driven by the oil industry, and multinational investment banks.
The Aquifer when fracked
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Is this Democracy? Sandoval County Commissioners force vote on ordinance; SHAME ON the County Commissioners!
Sandoval County Commissioners force vote on ordinance: w new commissioner prior P&Z Commission work session, discussion, and recommendation
THIS IS YOUR WATER when this is approved. Once you see the drilling rigs it will be too late to stop it. September 7th, 2017 6 pm The Board of County Commission is scheduling a vote.
September 5th Link for Documents for meeting at the Planning and Zoning Commission They will discuss and not VOTE on suggested changes to the draft ordinance or make recommendations They are scheduled to do this on September 12th.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WORK SESSION
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 – 6:00 P.M.
DISCUSSION- Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Revision, Section 10D.13 (Oil and Gas Exploration and Production) Issue(s) to be considered: A. The Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss a Draft Ordinance presented by Commissioner Stoddard, and Staff’s Amendments to that Draft Ordinance.
Commissioner Chapman Usurps P&Z Commission
However, that “Dastardly Deed Do’er” Chapman decided to steamroll residents destroy water and Air by pushing for a vote on the ordinance that has no protections for water and Air, which the oil and gas industry provided Mr. Stoddard who is being propped up to run for Commission District 1 seat.
SANDOVAL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA COMMISSION CHAMBERS SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – 6 P.M.
When this was brought forward at the County Commission meeting on September 24th that vote was stopped by commissioners Jay Block and Eichwald. However, Gov Martinez heard about this and appointed her deciding vote to allow the oil and gas industry unfettered access to water and in the Rio Grande Valley while preempting tribal consultation. the new District one Commissioner is J. F. Holden-Rhodes Retired military that likes to drive his four Jaguars.
Important meetings September 5th and 7th. Please attend
We are currently exploring ways to Appeal and/Repeal any decision that Commissioners make on this Ordinance. Look for our post on Petition Campaign to Repeal ordnance. Our region needs a progressive regional solution, not the same neoliberal planning ideologies like we are witnessing in Houston that the Oil industry was allowed unfettered deregulation and now has poisoned the groundwater forever in the region.
Common Ground Rising has filed a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General on Record and Open Meetings Act violations. We will be holding a community meeting soon for Sandoval County Residents to explore our options to Appeal and or Repeal the county's Decision.
Please contact us if you can help with Phone calls and Phone Tree to get out the vote on a Ballot Initiative to overturn Commissioners ordinance decision for a moratorium. The Ballot Initiative Group (BIG) idea to take back our democracy would like door-to- door canvassers to sign up voters to support a special election per precinct. We are looking for 60 volunteers. Please help our democracy is at stake.