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New Mexico’s Booming Oil Economy

1328 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: PNM to Be Carbon Free by 2040

Line PNM Carbon Free

April 26, 2019 – Public Service Company of New Mexico celebrated Earth Day this week by announcing all of the utility’s electric generation will be carbon-free by the year 2040. That’s a full five years earlier than the state’s new Energy Transition Act requires. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss what made the new timeline possible, and what impact it will have on the state’s economy, residents’ pocketbooks, and the environment.

 

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, NM House Republican Whip
Stephanie Maez, Executive Director, ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

PNM to be carbon free five years sooner, by Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal

PNM Chief: Utility will be emissions free 5 years ahead of schedule, by Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican