New Mexico in Focus looks at fracking across New Mexico with Producer Sarah Gustavus discussing the controversial method with local community activists from the Navajo Nation and Mora County. They share concerns about what hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could do to the water and land in their communities.
Correspondent Gwyneth Doland moderates a discussion this week on safety concerns about fracking with Wally Drangmeister from the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association and Erik Schlenker-Goodrich from the Western Environmental Law Center.
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.
Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists discuss fracking and access to the overdose drug naloxone.
Anita Laran, Collaborative Visions
John Olivas, former Mora county commissioner
Victoria Gutierrez, Diné CARE
Sarah White, Diné CARE
Wally Drangmeister, New Mexico Oil & Gas Association
Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, Western Environmental Law Center
Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Minority Whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor of the Santa Fe Reporter
Gwyneth Doland & Sarah Gustavus
The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus along with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and Santa Fe Community Foundation.