OOPS….wrong “color” can’t frack here…

…OOPS….wrong “color” can’t frack here…

After resistance from a charter school, fracking company moves new well next to a poorer public one


Hunter  …….Daily Kos Staff…….2018/04/18 · 09:00


What do you do, as a drilling company, when you’re facing fierce resistance to your plan to build fracking wells next to a majority-white Colorado charter school? You bow out and choose a school in a poorer area, of course.

In May 2016, Extraction Oil and Gas filed a new application. This time, Extraction selected a site even closer to another school: Bella Romero Academy. The student population at Bella Romero is more than 87 percent Latino or Hispanic, African American, or other people of color. More than 90 percent of students at Bella Romero qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. (At Frontier, 77 percent of students are white, and about 20 percent qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.)

Locating potentially dangerous or polluting industries in poor and minority


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