Report: NMED ignored more than half of formal public complaints about oil & gas air pollution

September 16, 2020
Sept 16 — A three-year investigation shows that the New Mexico Environmental Department ignored 60 of the 108 regulatory complaints about oil and gas air pollution filed by Earthworks. The product of a three year investigation of NMED’s regulatory capacity and… More »

New Mexico Loud and Clear: What public regulatory complaints reveal about New Mexico’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves

September 16, 2020

Comments on NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. Draft Regulations on Oil and Gas Venting and Flaring

September 15, 2020

Comments on NM Environment Dept. Draft Regulations to Reduce Emissions From Oil & Gas

September 15, 2020

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On the 5th Anniversary of the Gold King Mine Spill, Congress Must Renew Mining Law Reform Efforts

August 5, 2020 • Raquel Dominguez
The house I lived in for nearly two decades is a mile from the Kansas River, which unevenly bisects my hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. I’ve walked over the bridge and down the levee more times than I can count; I… More »

New Mexico must put health, climate above polluters with proposed methane and air pollution rules

July 21, 2020
Background: The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) released draft rules that would address air pollution from oil and gas operations. The announcement kicks-off a 30 day comment period. Statement of Earthworks Energy… More »

NMED $5M fine welcome step toward protecting public, more steps needed

July 8, 2020
Background: The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) on Tuesday announced the assessment of a $5.3M fine for air pollution violations to oil and gas operator DCP and demanded “immediate compliance with air permit emission limits and operational requirements.” The violations… More »

The Permian Climate Bomb

May 13, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Oil and gas production in the Permian Basin remains a major global warming threat even as the number of rigs and wells, and volume of production, dip. Read this blog on Earth Island Journal The shale bubble is bursting. The… More »