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Rural New Mexico community first to pass county-wide fracking ban

by Carrie Jung, Fronteras Desk | Take Two

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"No Fracking" posters and billboards can be found throughout Mora County, New Mexico. Carrie Jung/Fronteras Desk

Mora County, New Mexico told the oil and gas industry "no thanks" this spring when commissioners passed the nation's first county-wide ban on fracking. Due to water safety concerns, much of the rural ranching community supports the ordinance, but some are worried the county is losing a chance to boost its struggling economy. 

Carrie Jung  from the Fronteras Desk reports.

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