WHAT IS FRACKING AND DOES IT BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITIES? Panel at 30th anniversary of Dine’ CARE at Dilcon, NM, SW Fairgrounds
SAM SAGE, TRI-CHAPTER ADVOCATE in 2003, started working with Dine CARE and they were working on what Navajo reservation would look like in next five years. Like white sheet and sprinkles of black pepper that were black in some areas. I went back to chapter and no one said anything. they told me not come down here, only past stateline. Eventually joined lawsuit, Nageezi, Counselors, Pueblo Pintado and Huerfano Chapters joined lawsuit. Towards end Nageezi jumped ship so three ofus.
Asked tribal justice department to join us and they said they could not be part of lawsuit and could not be involved. We told them we were going to do it. We ran into Paul Frye, Albuquerque, and he said chapters can file lawsuits so we joined lawsuit.
Day of court, just myself and 80 year uncle and attorney. other side of courtroom was all Bureau of Land Management employees from Washington, DC, and local, all dressed in shits. Eventually decision went against us.
GETTING TOO WINDY AND DUSTY TO BE OUTSIDE WITH MY LAPSTOP…HOPEFULLY I CAN CONTINUE THIS POST LATER AND ALSO CONTINUE COVERAGE OF OTHER PANELS AT 30TH ANNIVERSAY OF DINE’ CARE.