Opponents will rally at the BLM headquarters in Santa Fe on December 5, one day ahead of Thursday’s planned online sale that includes 46,000 acres in the culturally significant Greater Chaco region.
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2018 Contact: Camilla Feibelman, email@example.com, 505.715.8388 Agency Guts Leak-Reduction Safeguards; Citizens Protest Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed weakening the EPA’s Methane Rules, which have been in force for almost a
In June, ProgressNow New Mexico joined the Rio Grande Chapter Sierra Club to deliver (literally) a past-due tax notice to NMOGA, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association.
You’ve written letters, attended hearing and attended protests. And still New Mexicans are faced with two more methane related comment periods as the EPA works to roll back its methane rules.
In an unanticipated move, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke cancelled a March lease auction of 4,454 acres in Greater Chaco to oil and gas companies.
As of midnight April 23, over 400,000 people registered overwhelming opposition to the Trump Administration’s evisceration of the BLM methane rules that would have drastically cut oil and gas waste and pollution
As the sun set April 7, passersby were able to make out an image projected onto the building at 300 San Mateo, at the corner of San Mateo and Central. The image prominently featured a ticker of the value of natural gas being wasted by industry on public and tribal lands in New Mexico, totaling more than $100 million.
Ignored by the Bureau of Land Management, which continues to auction off their community to fracking, community members in the Greater Chaco region are taking a stand against unchecked drilling and oil and gas leasing near their homes by planting signs along U.S. 550 in Counselor, N.M. The messages read: Entering Energy Sacrifice Zone, We Are Greater Chaco, Violence Against Land is Violence Against Us, Extraction Threatens Our Health and Safety, Selloff Of Sacred Lands Dooda, and Methane Gas: Odorless Toxic in Our Air.
Geologist Donald Phillips helped turn the tide on the outcome of the Sandoval County Commission vote to approve the Stoddard/Heil oil and gas ordinance. Donald Phillips’ presentation summarizes the general geology of Sandoval County and the risks of contaminating drinking-water aquifers from horizontal drilling and fracking.
On February 12, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a proposal to gut a key safeguard that would limit methane pollution from oil and gas drilling operations. The proposal effectively eliminates a standard put forth by the Obama administration requiring oil and gas companies operating on public lands to limit methane pollution.