Friday, August 19, 2011

3,000 protest against fracking in Quebec

If the people in Quebec can get a protest of 3,000, why not New Mexico?!!!!  The electorate has power to change the world--certainly the unjust laws. Let us take back our inalienable rights to clean air, clean water, our health and safety.  And not allow state or federal government and corporate industry continue to decide what happens in our communities.  We are lawful under the State Constitution and the federal Constitution to control our local governing.  Let us exercise our rights.  Industry certainly is.  And look what the playing field looks like after 225 years of industry extraction.  Not a pretty sight.

Drilling Mora County

Montreal - About 3 000 people marched on Saturday to call for an end in Quebec to shale gas exploitation and a technique known as "fracking" that has triggered strong opposition from environmental groups.

The demonstrators marched through downtown Montreal, chanting slogans against drilling.

"Quebec should take a turn for renewable energy, especially new energy sources which are green," said Amir Khadir, a member of the provincial assembly who came on bicycle to join the protest and has organised a petition against shale gas exploitation that has gathered 100 000 signatures.....continued....