The standoff between City Hall and community acitivists heated up yesterday with a protest and a delayed vote on the extremely divisive issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” within the Colorado Springs city limits. Here’s an audio collage and photo essay from the event.

 

2 Responses to Not So Frack: Postcard from the Protest

  1. Georgia Moen says:

    Thanks to everyone who came out to oppose Fracking in the city limits of Colorado Springs–especially the Colorado College students who walked all the way from campus to shore up the troops–you all rock!

  2. Randee Webb says:

    Way to go, Colorado Springs and Colorado College students!
    Non-industry, factual science and gathered data tells us that every step of oil & gas industry’s newer hydraulic fracturing and related activities are NOT SAFE. We must keep fracking out to protect our/your future. Please connect with “What the Frack?! Arapahoe,” your neighbors to the north at http://www.frackingcolorado.wordpress.com and on facebook look for Fracking Colorado with logo water on fire in glass. Randee at frackingcolorado@gmail.com or rwebb153@hotmail.com

    Thank you, Noel Black, for your article!

News

AP
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.
 

iStockphoto
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world’s largest maker of crash test dummies.
 

October 30, 2014 | NPR · The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.
 

Arts & Life

Kino Lorber
October 30, 2014 | NPR · At 83, the Franco-Swiss auteur has made another complex visual poem, this time using 3D technology. The film bubbles with invention, thanks to jittery editing and a jumble of photographic styles.
 

Oil Documentary, LLC
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Margaret Brown’s soft-spoken documentary examines the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The film recognizes an instinct toward simplistic polarization, but pushes gently against it.
 

Courtesy of Carolyn Forche
October 30, 2014 | NPR · The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 30, 2014 | NPR · The Texas singer-songwriter revives the country archetype of the drifter in this reflective, gentle song about being in between homes.
 

NPR
October 30, 2014 | NPR · On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.
 

Wikimedia Commons
October 30, 2014 | NPR · After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.
 

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