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New Mexico wrestles with cleanup costs at oil wells

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators overseeing oil leases on state trust lands are seeking to set aside more funding as they grapple with repairing damage in the wake of spills of oily salt water by a Texas-based company. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn unveiled proposed legislation Wednesday to create a fund that could accumulate up to $5 ...

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Eddy County dominates NM Energy

Who’s top dog for energy in the Permian Basin? According to a study from the Carlsbad Department of Development, New Mexico’s Eddy County tops the charts for both oil and gas production throughout the Basin. “We always were aware that our natural gas production regularly outpaced all of the other 28 counties in the Permian Basin,” the Department’s Director John ...

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Environmental groups want Farmington’s BLM Field Office to pause issuing permits for oil and gas wells

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FARMINGTON — Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say they will organize an internal committee to respond to a letter from environmentalists that calls for the bureau to stop issuing oil and gas drilling permits until an environmental analysis is complete. The San Juan Citizens Alliance, the Chaco Alliance, WildEarth Guardians and the Western Environmental Law Center sent a ...

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