The Heroic Resistance of a Latino Community Besieged by Fracking

The Heroic Resistance of a Latino Community Besieged by Fracking

NewsTaco March 10, 2016

*I thought you’d find this interesting. Kern County, California is 51.5% Latino and it generates more than 95% of the fracking oil output in the state. It has one of […]

Poor, minorities carry the burden of frack waste in South Texas

NewsTaco February 3, 2016

*Fracking industry representatives say the study is flawed. The concern is that fracking wastewater will contaminate groundwater. And there are 217,000 minorities living within three miles of a fracking waste […]

Latino Leaders Stand Up for Clean Air

NewsTaco December 2, 2015

*According to the National Hispanic Medical Association “As of 2008, 4.7 million Hispanics had been diagnosed with asthma. In their lifetime, Latinos are three times more likely to die from […]

Resurrecting the Legacy of Selena

NewsTaco June 16, 2015

*If Selena were alive. I know how it sounds, but it a good read. VL By Michelle Garcia, Texas Observer If only Selena were here. I keep wondering what the […]

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

NewsTaco May 19, 2015

By  Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco The horrible earthquakes that have recently ravaged Nepal have left me thinking about the strange situation of Texas.  What, you say do these two countries […]

Mexico’s drug cartels are standing in the way of a fracking bonanza

February 20, 2014

By Steve LeVine, Reuters/Quartz MEXICO CITY—If all goes well, drillers responsible for a shale-oil bonanza in Texas will soon cross the southern US border and extend the hydraulic fracturing boom to Mexico. But […]

American Media Misses the Story on Mexican Oil Reform

February 17, 2014

By Shannon Young , Texas Observer On Dec. 12, 2013, Mexican legislators approved controversial, far-reaching reforms to the country’s energy sector. Outside the federal legislative chambers in Mexico City, protesters pounded on […]