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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:30 pm

The Santa Fe-based New Mexico Environmental Law Center has agreed to represent Mora County if its ordinance banning oil and gas hydraulic fracturing is challenged in court.

Mora County is believed to be the first county in the United States to ban fracking, which effectively prevents oil and gas development in the area. County commissioners and residents who support the decision, say the potential for fracking to pollute the already limited groundwater is too high a risk to take. Industry officials say the county, one of the most economically depressed in New Mexico, is missing out on an opportunity to create jobs and boost the local economy.

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2 comments:

  • Enviro Equipment Blog posted at 12:23 pm on Mon, Jul 29, 2013.

    Enviro_Equipment_Inc Posts: 2

    While More County has the absolute right to decide whether or not it wants to allow hydraulic fracturing within it's County borders, it's highly inappropriate that they should employ the services of a private environmental group, such as the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, to represented in court. Instead, they should use their own lawyers even if they employ the New Mexico Environmental Law Center as a consulting entity.

     
  • mark mocha posted at 1:13 pm on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 211

    Get the frack outa here! Yeah. Keep those frackers away. If they try to drill we should frack them up. Frack it.

     

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