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Common Ground Community Trust

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Raised by 5 people in 11 months
Common Ground Community Trust 
Asha Canalos gives a first-hand account of Fracking and  compressor stations had on the health of communities

The People won a delay when the County Commissioner voted the ordinance down. The war of fracking impacts is still being waged by the industry against the people in Sandoval County .

The Violations of IPRA and OMA are Still outstanding and We plan to continue to hold the County accountable. 

We need your help for the legal retainer. 

January 18th  County Commission Meeting 
Chambers 3rd Floor 
1500 Idalia Rd Bernalillo, NM 87124 

Come before 5 pm  sign up to speak at 5:00 pm
once overflow fills the Public will be barred from entering the building as they have done previously.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE. Stay!  IN the overflow area make sure you sign the sheets documenting you were there and were not allowed to attend the meeting and voice your concerns.  

People who were turned away from the Oct 5th and/or Oct 19th or Nov 16th meeting by Sandoval County Fire and Sheriff Department and were not allowed to public comments please come to the meeting. We hope you will make a statement and sign an affidavit for filing on Opening Meeting Violations against the County.

We have documented 10 violations and & 7 IPRA Violations! Helps us hold the Sandoval County Commissioners accountable. 

Www.commongroundrising.org  For more information

Talking points for the Sandoval County Oil and Gas Ordinance Public Hearing
Many of these issues have been ignored in order to allow for increased revenue to the County and State, impacting taxpayers and minority communities from pollution which regulations are not enforced or missing.

Andrea La Cruz Crawford is assisting the Common Ground Community Trust in addressing a number of concerns relating to this public process.  Namely, we are concerned with a lack of transparency in whether certain health, safety, cultural heritage and environmental concerns will be taken into consideration in adopting the Oil and Gas Ordinance and are looking at numerous violations of Inspection of Public Records Act and potential violations of the Open Meetings Act by the Board of County Commissioners. It is the duty of this public body to ensure that “all persons are entitled to the greatest possible information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of public officers and employees.e are 

The Board of County Commissioners has failed to release or respond to records requests for documents relating to this ordinance which were made over a year ago where the rule requires disclosure within no more that fifteen days.

Further, there have been complaints that the Board of County Commissioners has been locking members of the general public out of these meetings while permitting members of the oil and gas industry to enter the building in clear violation of the Open Meetings Act.

If the Board of County Commissioners intends to hold this or future meetings they must ensure that all members of the public who wish to attend may do so, and, that they table the vote on the Oil and Gas Ordinance until they have complied with the public records requests submitted to them; addressed health and safety issues; and fully addressed cultural concerns with each of the Tribes who will be impacted by this ordinance.  


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About US
The Common Ground Community Trust is grassroots community group 501 c 3 in Albuquerque/Rio Rancho NM. We started this grassroots group while working on the threats of oil and gas fracturing to the Rio Grande Valley. We are asking for support to protect our water and air from the oil and gas industry by donating to our cause.  We formed this trust to help protect our water and air so that any funds received will benefit our community. We are fiscally sponsored by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice 

Common Ground Community Trust is created to help protect water, air, health and safety of the community residents which supports community groups to rise up to meet the challenges posed by the onslaught of the oil and gas industry. We are facing the creation of the next Permian basin for drilling oil and fracking for gas for Mancos Shale. It is about the County Commision protecting corporate profits and power by overruling democratically made local policies and regulations. The Ordinance was  ditched after citizens /county worked on it for a year, the document was reduced to 32 pages 12 were definitions. Now the Ordinance is carte blanc 9-page document that offers NO PROTECTIONS. 

The money will be used toward fiscal expenses that include office expenses, legal fees, documentation, research, community forums and to help our group get to meetings and give presentations via video and in- person and on a live stream. We are filing suit against the County in this process and can use your help.

We need funds as the threat of fracking and drilling of 15,000 leases are ready to drill in the Albuquerque Basin once the oil and gas ordinances are in effect. After 18 months of working on a draft ordinance, the County is now considering streamlining a 10-day permit process between the state and county for an Oil and Gas permit application.

New Mexico's 4 Corners area is the #1 emitter of GHG emissions in the lower 48 States is one of our priorities in order to protect the futures of our children.

All donations made on this site are not tax-exempt or deductible. 
For Tax exempt donations checks must be made our to our fiscal sponsor:
Albuquerque Center Peace and Justice
C/O Common Ground Community Trust
907 Nyasa RD SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124 

Our children will thank you!
 
 
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Asha Canalos gives a first-hand account of Fracking and compressor stations had on the health of communities

The People won a delay when the County Commissioner voted the ordinance down. The war of fracking impacts is still being waged by the industry against the people in Sandoval County .

The Violations of IPRA and OMA are Still outstanding and We plan to continue to hold the County accountable.

We need your help for the legal retainer.

January 18th County Commission Meeting
Chambers 3rd Floor
1500 Idalia Rd Bernalillo, NM 87124
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The Next Meeting is DEC 14th the Commissioners made two lame amendments that allow for a more affluent town in the County receive a notice to drill while everyone else in the county has not notifications. The second amendment was that the County Attorney is on the hook to approve the permits along with Planning director in order to Rubberstamp approvals.

Several Pueblo Governors showed up at this meeting with a resolution from the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the Dine' representative from the East Navajo Agency and their concerns for Tribal Consultation was ignored.

You can help us be contributing to the legal fund to hold these Commissioners accountable.
Hands up if your against Fracking!
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