Adrian Hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus
Nov. 1, 2023

New Mexico’s two U.S. senators joined with environmental groups in the state to advocate for reforms to federal oil and gas regulations ahead of lease sales of federal land expected by the end of 2023 and in 2024.

The Bureau of Land Management proposed altering requirements for oil and gas operations on federal land throughout the U.S., holding a public comment period between July and September.

This could have a significant impact on oil and gas operators in New Mexico, as more than half of the state’s operations are on federal land – an industry that also generates about half of the state’s revenue.

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