Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Linda Starr on December 31, 2020

NMED & NM EMNRD Public meeting

August 6, 2020 – August 6, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 0.25
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 1
Participants 2
Total Hours 2.25

Key Issue: Oil, Gas, or Mineral Development
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Las Cruces Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, Economic Development of Lea County; Interfaith Power and Light, CAVU

Short Description of Activity

New Mexico Environment Department and the NM Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Division had a public meeting to obtain comments on their Draft Rules on Methane, Venting, Flaring


The results includes that the rules are ineffective, that there is nothing done to secure climate justice or environmental justice; the rules lead to a suicidal course. There is a need for extremely strong state rules and no leak protection of limit on venting & flaring. The results are way too much pollution and inhibiting of recreational experiences. The OCD Rule needs to have numerous changes to make sure gas capture requirements are enforceable. This is a public healkth crisis for NM residents living within 1/2 mile of wells with low-weight births in San Juan County. There are too many generous exceptions given to producers and regulations are not effective. NMED must do better.

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