ALBUQUERQUE, NM—From Friday, October 18, to Sunday, October 20, Food & Water Watch, Environment NM, Sierra Club and Wild Earth Guardians will convene a series of events in Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Taos to call for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The events are in conjunction with the second annual Global Frackdown, an international day of action on Oct. 19.
Who: Food & Water Watch, Environment NM, Sierra Club and Wild Earth Guardians are local sponsors of the events. National partners for the Global Frackdown include the Center for Biological Diversity, Democracy for America, Environment America, Environmental Action, MoveOn, Progressive Democrats of America and 350.org.
Friday, October 18, at 4:30 PM
Activists in San Miguel County will gather for the 11th Hour Rally Against Fracking at Plaza Park, 468 & Casa de Cultura, Las Vegas, NM 87701. Residents will call upon county commissioners to extend the moratorium on fracking in San Miguel County.
Saturday, October 19, at 11 AM
100 concerned Albuquerque area residents are expected to participate in a free screening of Gasland II, an illuminating documentary on the horrors of fracking, followed by a discussion. In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).
Doors open at 11 AM and the screening commences at noon immediately followed by Q & A with activists Kathleen Dudley and Lee Einer from Northern NM.
Aux Dog Theater, 3011 Monte Vista NE, 87106
Sunday, October 20, from 2-4 PM
The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos will host a screening of “Rooted Lands – Tierras Arraigadas,” a documentary film about potential oil and gas development in New Mexico’s Mora and San Miguel Counties in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the current state of affairs in the oil and gas industry with Bruce Frederick, an attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, John Olivas, Chairman of the Mora Commission Board, and the filmmakers.