The college program is after state grants to rebuild and expand natural gas production in the San Juan Basin.
The drastic increase in permits comes at a time when climate science shows that new drilling and production should be winding down.
Civic and environmental groups accuse AG Hector Balderas of improper dealings with a lawyer and longtime friend.
While New Mexico sizzles and the West burns, methane emissions from the state’s biggest oilfield keep rising.
The state has hit record oil and gas production, but the industry jobs outlook remains bleak.
Biden’s ban on new drilling operations on public lands has been blocked for now, but the political battle rages on.
State officials want the petroleum industry to cut ozone-causing pollutants, but say understaffing will make enforcement tricky.
News that focuses only on energy production numbers and not the effects of petroleum gushing from wells is typical of oil and gas reporting.
Proponents of a regulatory exemption claim it would protect small operators. But large oil companies would see the most benefit.
Tribal governments say they haven’t been adequately consulted on the plan, which could bring thousands of new oil and gas wells to the area.
As New Mexico faces another historic dry spell, can desert agriculture remain viable?
Santa Fe’s easy familiarity with energy industry representatives illustrates how one of the most powerful lobbies is treated within state government.
What the state can learn from coal’s decline — before the oil and gas industry goes off a cliff.
But not everyone in the state is rankled by Joe Biden’s executive order.
Oilfield dangers aren’t confined to the drilling pad – many Permian Basin homes have pipes carrying gas, oil and contaminated water running right through their yards.
A collection of holiday themed “fractoids” recently promoted New Mexico’s oil and gas industry. Many suffered from a lack of facts.
New Mexico is facing a drier than normal winter — its reservoirs are nearly tapped out. And things are going to get worse.
More than 40% of New Mexico’s income relies on oil and gas, leaving the state vulnerable to the industry’s boom and bust cycle.
Co-published by the Santa Fe Reporter
In the state’s oil patches, inspections lag as production—and pollution—rebound.
The increasing volatility of the oil and gas market could loosen the industry’s grip on state politics.