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!

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