Thu, 14 February 2019
The County Commission in poor, underpopulated Mora County in Northeastern New Mexico voted to ban fracking. Their ordinance was overturned in Albuquerque Federal Court, but one Commissioner who lost his seat for backing the ban says, Mora County set an example that’s been more successfully adapted in states like Maryland and New York. David Luis Leal Cortez made a film, Drilling Mora County about the issue. It’ll be shown in Santa Fe on Sunday…and it should be noted, even without the ban, no fracking, no energy development at all, has taken place in Mora County.