Weekend Open Thread: Brea Forum Invites Scientist and Activists to Explain Fracking Concerns to Public

Hat tip to Matt Coker, raking through the muck for the Weekly, who writes:

Yes, the city of Brea did hold an informational meeting of its own recently after residents expressed alarm over fracking wells popping up next to their homes and schools. But Mayor Brett Murdock let Linn Energy give the fracturing presentation without allowing the community to ask questions, according to Alexandra Nagy a Food & Water Watch organizer.

“Brea residents are concerned the Brea City Council’s priorities are more closely aligned with protecting Linn Energy than safeguarding community health and safety,” she writes in an email.

So — I think that I may go there Friday night.  Who’s with me — on either side?  Do I have to name names?


This is your Weekend Open Thread.  Talk about that, or whatever else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of decency and decorum.  And, given the other item recently posted, I think that this week we will have a Dearthwatch!

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)