By Jonathan Thompson
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This text first appeared in River of Misplaced Souls on July 31, 2019 as “Methane insanity and financial anxiousness in northwest New Mexico”. Used with permission. You may read the original article here.)
The assembly room was filled with individuals, lots of them carrying the “I Stand With Oil And Gasoline” t-shirts that have been being handed out within the foyer, and the collective warmth from all these our bodies was outdoing the in any other case chilly air-conditioning. I squeezed by means of the group within the doorway for a breather and, out within the hallway, fell into dialog with the proprietor of a small, native pure fuel manufacturing firm.
“We’re on a demise prepare, economically,” he stated, as he rubbed his shorn head together with his hand. “I don’t know the reply. I’ve been right here 30 years and I don’t know the reply.”
He wasn’t alone.
The July 29 assembly at San Juan School in Farmington, New Mexico, was placed on by the state atmosphere division and oil and fuel conservation division with a view to give data and get enter on…