David Cortez sat down with Joe Cisneros of Questa, who is known for being an inspiration for John Nichols’ famous novel The Miagro Beanfield War. His battle with Moly Corp Mine in Questa (Chevron) mirrors today’s environmental justice movements. Recently, Federal Judge Browning ruled against Mora County’s ban on fracking, people are resisting construction of a “Piñon Pipeline,” while others testify against fracking on BLM land near Chaco Canyon.
This short video is about a legacy in New Mexico environmental activism of days past, and a reminder of why it is important to stop environmental contamination from spreading. It features a trailer for a film about Joe Cisneros, an interview with Joe about his hometown Questa, and more.