BLM charges ahead with oil and gas leasing

BLM charges ahead with oil and gas leasing
As the country weathers the current crisis, and as state and national guidelines are ever evolving to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Bureau of Land Management has charged ahead with a minimal 10-day protest period for its planned May ... Read More

Udall introduces bipartisan bill to update bargain-basement oil and gas rates for public land

Udall introduces bipartisan bill to update bargain-basement oil and gas rates for public land
On February 26, the 100th anniversary of the Mineral Leasing Act, Sen. Tom Udall introduced legislation to update oil and gas royalty rates that have not been increased since the 1920 law passed — as well as minimum bids for ... Read More

Hundreds attend meetings on reuse of fracked water

Hundreds attend meetings on reuse of fracked water
The Sierra Club’s position is that not enough is known about fracking wastewater to determine if it is safe for outside use, even after it is treated.  Along with high levels of salt, there are many hundreds of potential other ... Read More

White Sands to be NM’s second national park

White Sands to be NM's second national park
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small hailed final passage of legislation to designate White Sands National Park in southern New Mexico. The provision was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which passed ... Read More