Saturday, December 26, 2009

San Miguel County, Public Hearing on Proposed Oil and Gas Moratorium

The proposed oil and gas moratorium for San Miguel County is on the agenda, Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:30 PM at the San Miguel County Commission chamber of the San Miguel County Courthouse 2nd floor 500 West National Avenue, Las Vegas New Mexico. Click here for more information, and to read the full notice posted in the Las Vegas Optic.
Public input is extremely important. I am not aware if industry has representatives at San Miguel County Commission meetings like they do here in Mora County; regardless, industry will no doubt be pushing hard for a weak ordinance. With lots of citizen input and perseverance, San Miguel County can adopt an ordinance that provides more then perfunctory regulations, one that will sufficiently protect its citizens, water, and environment, from the hazards of insufficiently regulated drilling activity within the county. Whether or not you are a resident of San Miguel County, it is important to attend this meeting about the moratorium in order to show solidarity with the citizens of San Miguel County and to show their commission that their community is not alone in its concerns. Water and air do not stop at invisible county lines.