If you ask Mora County Chairman John Olivas, that's the point.
"For well over a century now, corporations have used [their] 'rights' to stop efforts, like ours, which seek to use local lawmaking to protect our communities from harmful corporate activities," Olivas
wrote in a recent public letter defending the ordinance.
County Chairman John Olivas agrees.
"If they don't crush us and tell us that we need to go away then we could set the precedent for a lot of communities across the country," he
"If people want to remove me from office to stop this fight, they'll have the opportunity to do that," Olivas
was elected on a mandate to protect the county's water, which doesn't mix with hydrocarbons.