Should Northwest Sandoval County families have weaker oil and gas safeguards than Rio Rancho residents? That’s what is proposed in a draft ordinance being considered by the county. Several drafts were never made public, but in mid-June a draft oil and gas
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.
By Mona Blaber The battle between the citizens of Sandoval County and oil and gas developers has seen many twists and turns in the past three months. The county’s Planning and Zoning Commission initially appeared prepared to recommend to the
If the Sandoval County Commission takes the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation at its February 18 hearing, it will deny a special-use permit for troubled Oklahoma oil company SandRidge Energy, which wanted to drill an exploratory fracking well just 2 miles
Community groups on Thursday welcomed the Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation to deny an application by troubled Oklahoma corporation SandRidge Energy Inc. to drill an exploratory oil well, but the groups urged the county to adopt a moratorium
Julie Wilt, Sierra Club Central New Mexico chair What: Sandoval County Planning & Zoning Committee meeting to consider SandRidge Energy permit for fracking well near Rio Rancho When: 6 p.m. January 28 Where: Commission Chambers, Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo Act: Join our Sandoval County
By Benton Howell Rio Grande Chapter When an energy company comes to town and asks for quick response to its requests to drill a fracking well within a water-conservation area, and about 2 miles from a residential community, it already