Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Officials say they learned lessons

If we cannot ban an industry that pollutes our water, causes ill health (death), and depletes our most important resource (water), then we have no rights, we are not free, and we are not equal under the law of the land. We are mere captives of corporate industry and our governments.

EXCERPT: "I don’t think we can ban oil and gas exploration,” [Nicholas] Leger (San Miguel County Commissioner) said. “By the same token, I think it needs to be done in a cautious, careful manner.”

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the
people fear the government, there is tyranny.".....Thomas Jefferson

"I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed,
or numbered. My life is my own."...........THE PRISONER

"No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Drilling Mora County

September 02, 2010
By David Giuliani

San Miguel County officials say they have learned some lessons from the task force that produced a proposed ordinance regulating wind farms.

They spoke during the first meeting of the oil and gas task force, which is expected to draft an ordinance for energy production in the county.

County Manager Les Montoya said he hopes the new task force will focus on its members.

“We got a little out of hand with the wind task force,” Montoya said. “We wanted to be open in that process. Maybe we were too open. We had a lot of different perspectives. We want to keep it focused on the people who are here.”...continued...