Oil and gas is big business for New Mexico, but it comes with an even bigger cost. Oil and gas production remains a burden for New Mexico’s land and its people. While Big Oil’s profits increase, New Mexico pays the price. The truth is pollution is at unacceptable levels in New Mexico wreaking havoc on our land, air, and our people.
While the New Mexico State Land Office has instituted a 10 mile “buffer” zone around sacred sites near Chaco Canyon, oil companies continue to lobby the federal government to allow drilling on federal lands right outside the National Park.
Drilling in the region has already compromised sacred sites and negatively affected the health of nearby communities
Increased oil and gas development in the Permian has compromised the health and safety of the community