Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Alianza Mexicana contra el Fracking: Solidarity with Denton

The Letter below is from Alianza Mexicana contra el Fracking. It expresses solidarity with Denton, Texas in their struggle to protect their communities from invasion by the industrial armies of the Hydraulic Fracking Empire. 

For more concerning the struggle in Denton, please see:

NoFrackingMX | Alianza Mexicana Contra el Fracking

Denton Fracking Ban | StateImpact Texas

10 Reasons to Ban Fracking in Denton | Defend the Ban

Defend the Ban

Texas House approves 'Denton Fracking Bill'

Dissecting Denton: How a Texas City Banned Fracking | The Texas Tribune

We, the undersigned organizations, all members of Alianza Mexicana contra el Fracking, express our solidarity with the citizens of Denton, Texas who have taken it upon themselves to resist the highly questionable overturning of their rights to a healthy environment, to clean air and to clean drinking water.  

 The fact that the majority of Denton´s citizens voted to prohibit fracking in their community in light of the unbearable living conditions it has brought upon them, and that a long-standing legal tradition of municipal rights was summarily overturned by the state´s executive branch is reprehensible.   Such an act reflects the degradation of democracy and the imposition of a new, totalitarian order that strives to place corporate profits above human rights and human and environmental health.  It demeans “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, the very ideas on which the United States was founded. 

We support the citizens of Denton and people anywhere on the planet who strive to create a healthier, democratic and more just world for all. ¡No al Fracking!  ¡Ni aquí, ni allá!  ¡Ni hoy, ni nunca! 

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