Sandoval County Oil and Gas Ordinance

Sandoval County has developed a new ordinance in the wake of last year’s outrage related to SandRidge’s proposal to drill for gas just 2 miles from Rio Rancho’s borders.

Both Sandoval County and Rio Rancho are looking at oil-drilling proposals. Rio Rancho City Council had a work session on this issue. The video starts around 39:15.

Sandoval County’s Planning and Zoning Committee has a meeting to finalize this ordinances at onTuesday, August 30. There is a follow-up meeting at on Tuesday, September 6 at the same location. These meetings will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Commission Chambers at the Sandoval County Administration Bldg, 1500 Idalia Road Building D, Bernalillo. The “fast-tracking” of these proposals around the Labor Day weekend is cause for concern.

Click here to view the draft ordinance.

For more information, contact riogrande.chapter@sierraclub.org or daniel.lorimier@sierraclub.org.

Image of Sandoval County Offices from the Rio Rancho Observer.

Sandoval County Oil and Gas Ordinance
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