Thursday, May 30, 2019

Plateau on the Radio: Episode 42 Extraction and Exploitation on the Plateau

Listen to Episode 42 HERE...

The footprints of many oil and gas drilling rigs surrounding the White River
in Utah, a tributary of the Green. Photo by Taylor McKinnon.

Journey with us today as we look to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Fantasy Canyon in Utah, Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, Red Gap Ranch and areas near the Petrified Forest in Arizona, and learn about the harmful practices of gas, oil and mineral extraction.

Our wonderful guest today is Lisa Test of the effective grass-roots organization No Fracking AZ, who guides us through the definition of fracking, the lack of regulations, and the very real threats due to fracking happening right now within the Coconino Aquifer, one of the cleanest aquifers in the world, right here on the Plateau. Also find out what you can do to help with their important efforts here in our region. 

Lisa Test and friends from No Fracking AZ educating
officials at a meeting in Arizona. 

Links of Note:

No Fracking AZ - Website

No Fracking AZ - Facebook






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