US - Southwest

Oliver Milman, The Guardian, November 18, 2016

A huge deposit of untapped oil, possibly the largest ever discovered in the US, has been identified by the US Geological Survey (USGS) in west Texas.

Priscilla Mosqueda, Texas Observer, February 18, 2015
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The fracking boom has transformed vast parts of Texas, pumping money into local economies while raising fears about groundwater and air pollution. The boom has caused increased crime and truck traffic, and has likely spawned earthquakes. But the oil and gas bonanza has also brought more subtle, but no less significant, social changes. In this occasional series, Fractured State, we will examine how the oil economy has fractured families, communities and towns.

Gary Stuard, July 8, 2014

Here's the complete press conference of SCNCC-Dallas/Fort Worth's action against ExxonMobil. While we didn't have the numbers of protesters we had wished, we did have a great press conference with great speakers and excellent media coverage. We were able to get a wide range of support for this action from various progressives groups in the DFW metroplex. It was also the first time that our SCNCC banner was shown in public. SCNCC made its presence known in Dallas for the first time! Please watch the video; I hope our speakers will inspire to further actions!

Gary Stuard, June 2, 2014

Our 2014 May Day celebration was a huge success. We had music from Solace and Eamon Danzig. We had poetry from Rashad and a powerful presentation from the inimitable Afi Bell.

Kilaika Baruti gave an informative and moving presentation about the history of May Day and the story of Lucy Parsons, a labor activist whose husband Albert was judicially murdered for his role in the original May Day. Gary Stuard gave a long and powerful explanation of the way that capitalism is destroying our environment. And there were other speakers.

John Olivas, Mora County Legal Defense Fund, May 22, 2014

Mora County, New Mexico, the first county in the U.S. to ban oil and gas drilling, is now the subject of multiple lawsuits filed on the part of a fracking companies and one local resident seeking to overturn the Mora County Community Bill of Rights. You can support residents in Mora County fighting to protect their land, air, and water from fracking here.

Dallas: Global Climate Convergence

WHO: YOU will join the North Texas Light Brigade and co-sponsors, CODEPINK Greater Dallas; Veterans For Peace Chapter 106 - North Texas; Texas Action Coalition for the Environment (Texas ACE); System Change Not Climate Change, DFW; Dallas MoveOn; Pax Christi Dallas; Iraq Veterans Against the War - Texas; Ft. Worth MoveOn Council; Bill of Rights Defense Committee Dallas; The People's Response; Dallas Peace Center; Hope for Peace & Justice.

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