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Local residents like San Miguel County Commissioner Janice Varela know a full-blown mine near Pecos would threaten land, water, crops, wildlife, and families. The communities in the Pecos Canyon are still recovering from previous mining operations that contaminated the Pecos River and its streams, killing over 90,000 fish and resulting in a multi-million dollar clean-up. It’s why Commissioner Varela and other residents are combining efforts to push back against a proposed exploratory drilling operation that could lead to another mine near Tererro. #StopTererroMine
The kids called the heaps of waste rock from a shuttered mine “the moon,” and the bare mounds of yellow mill tailings “Egypt.” “We played there. We loved it,” recalled San Miguel County Commissioner Janice Varela. “We didn’t know.” Growing up on the edge of the Santa Fe National Fo...
As oil and gas production has soared ↗️, budgets for state agencies charged with protecting our air, land, water and wildlife have seen dramatic cuts ↙️, putting their ability to meet their missions in jeopardy. Join CAVU and urge your legislators to fully fund our state agencies! Find your legislators' contact info at the link below and call or email them. #nmpol#nmleg 💨 ⛰️ 💦 🦌
Can you believe that there are only seven inspectors to monitor up to 7,700 sources of air emissions across New Mexico? 🤯🤯🤯 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is showing much-needed leadership by increasing budget and staffing levels for state agencies that protect our air, land, water and wildlife after former Gov. Martinez slashed their funding. Find your legislator at the link below, call or email them and urge them to fully fund our state agencies! #nmleg#nmpol
After years of funding cuts, NM's Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and New Mexico Environment Department don’t have the resources needed to guarantee oil and gas operations don’t threaten our health and environment.
As lawmakers convene in Santa Fe for the current legislative session, they face a state transformed by an oil and gas boom. Expanded oil and gas drilling has made New Mexico the No. 3 oil producer in the nation and is transforming large swaths of the state’s landscape. However, while oil and gas
"After all, with 23 million acres of federal public lands and 9 million acres of state trust lands, New Mexico stands to capitalize from a coordinated economic development effort that invites residents and visitors alike to enjoy our state’s forests, rivers, lakes, mountains, grasslands and deserts. This is the type of economic activity that lessens our state’s reliance on oil and gas and promotes a wiser use of our natural resources."