New Mexico lawmakers seek more data on limiting drilling near homes and schools

116 Views   In the last legislative session, no reforms were made to oil and gas regulations despite bills to impose fines for oil spills, limit fresh water use and create buffers around schools. Looking forward to next year’s session, the Legislative Finance Committee met in oil-rich southeastern New Mexico Tuesday to discuss

Oil And Gas Changes Modernization Bill Clears State House Committee

277 Views   An effort to modernize state oversight of the oil and gas industry cleared its first hurdle on Thursday. The bill would rewrite portions of the state’s Oil and Gas Act in order to help regulators keep pace with the industry’s growth in recent years, as well as increasingly

After a century, oil and gas problems persist on Navajo lands

364 Views   It’s a Saturday morning in late June and Garry Jay, a member of the Navajo Nation, pilots a white crew-cab Chevy pickup on a lumpy dirt road across the grasslands north of his house in Shiprock, New Mexico, heading for the round, wood-framed hogan his grandfather built by

Shaky Ground: Exploring seismic activity in the Permian Basin

399 Views   On the program, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson passed away on September 1st. Commentator Walt Rubel shares his thoughts on covering the Richardson Administration. Also, we discuss an increase of seismicity in the Permian Basin, what’s causing it, and what’s being done to stop it. Jonny Coker

Experts seek solutions for earthquakes in the Permian Basin

388 Views   This story is part of Shaky Ground, a collaborative reporting project between the Carlsbad Current-Argus and KRWG Public Media. The Permian Basin has seen an increase in seismic activity tied to produced water injections by the oil and gas industry, but it is not the first place to