The Sandoval County Oil and Gas Ordinance was tabled after the November Commission meeting. The process of applying for drilling permits reverts to the current “special use” permitting under the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.
View the full length documentary about the story of science and citizens working together to resist the oil and gas lobby’s efforts to pass a fracking-friendly ordinance in Sandoval County, New Mexico – threatening the sole drinking water aquifer for over 800,000 residents of the greater Albuquerque area from Cochiti Lake to Belen.
Geologist Donald Phillips helped turn the tide on the outcome of the Sandoval County Commission vote to approve the Stoddard/Heil oil and gas ordinance. Donald Phillips’ presentation summarizes the general geology of Sandoval County and the risks of contaminating drinking-water aquifers from horizontal drilling and fracking.
The surprise outcome of the December 14 Sandoval County Commission meeting gives us hope that when we take action against public policiesthat are bad for our health, our communities, and our families, it truly matters. All your calling, emailing, testimony and rallying made a difference.
By Miya King-Flaherty, Chapter Public-Lands Fellow On September 21, the Sandoval County Commission voted 4-1 to consider an oil and gas ordinance that would shut out public input and endanger drinking water. But there’s still time to stop it. Planning and
For immediate release: Sept. 14, 2017 Last week, the Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-2 to recommend an oil and gas ordinance that would bypass public input and endanger drinking water. But there’s still time to stop it.
Sandoval County residents: join us in a viewing of the documentary, Split Estate, to become informed about the potential impacts of oil and gas drilling in our county.
Sandoval County is amending its comprehensive zoning ordinance to address oil and gas extraction. Here are some things to look for and questions to ask.
Sandoval County is amending its comprehensive zoning ordinance to address oil and gas extraction. Here are some actions concerned citizens can take.
Sandoval County is amending its comprehensive zoning ordinance to address oil and gas extraction. The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club is following this issue carefully.