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New Mexico’s Booming Oil Economy

Permian Basin Boom

January 10, 2020 – New Mexico government coffers are flush with money thanks to the continuing oil boom in the Permian Basin in southeast New Mexico. That has expanded possibilities for more spending on education and other priorities by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in the upcoming legislative session. The robust growth is having numerous impacts on southeast New Mexico. As workers flood into the area for high-paying jobs, traffic is testing the capacity of roads, schools are recruiting teachers from abroad to handle the uptick in students and demand for water by oil and gas drilling operations has prompted legal battles. On this week’s episode, NMIF correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with reporters Jens Gould with the Santa Fe New Mexican and Dan McKay of the Albuquerque Journal about the impacts of the oil boom on New Mexico.

Guests:
Jens Gould, Santa Fe New Mexican
Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

Additional Reading:
In it for the Long Haul in the PermianSanta Fe New Mexican

Boom Creates New Pressures in PermianSanta Fe New Mexican

In Permian Basin, No Home Away From HomeSanta Fe New Mexican

Making Best of Rough Living in Permian BasinSanta Fe New Mexican

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tells Oil Execs: We’ll Work With YouSanta Fe New Mexican

Oil Surge Reshapes Life in New MexicoSeries of Articles by Albuquerque Journal

The Line: New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act

wind turbine

April 11, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists take a deep look into the Energy Transition Act, which Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law last month. It’s a landmark energy law that also helps out the state’s largest electric utility.

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & KKOB radio host
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, senior director, government relations and regulatory counsel, Affirm Inc.

For Further Reading:
Governor signs energy transition legislation – by Ron Davis, Albuquerque Business First
Lujan Grisham signs landmark clean energy bill – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican
NM commits to clean energy – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal