New Mexico issues violations to Texas-based Hilcorp for operations in San Juan Basin

March 19, 2019
“Friday, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued a Notice of Violation to Hilcorp Energy Company for violations of the state’s Air Quality Control Act. NMED joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in investigating Hilcorp for these violations. New Mexico’s… More »

It’s time for New Mexico to #RaiseTheRate

February 11, 2019 • Nathalie Eddy
New Mexico has the opportunity to reduce health and climate-harming pollution while increasing funding for our schools. The State Land Office is considering increasing the amount of money New Mexicans earn from oil and gas produced on state lands. Right… More »

Gov. Lujan Grisham signs Executive Order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

January 30, 2019 • Earthworks
“For too long, the oil and gas industry has wasted taxpayer dollars by venting and flaring natural gas. Today, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced a new chapter in New Mexico’s history, one that puts health, climate and pocketbooks first. From the… More »

New Report: New Mexicans Imperiled by Oil & Gas Penalty Loophole

January 23, 2019 • Earthworks
Albuquerque, NM — New analysis shows a dramatic drop in penalties for violations of New Mexico’s bedrock oil and gas law and an equally dramatic increase in spills following a 2009 New Mexico Supreme Court ruling. This case brought by the… More »

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New Mexico’s Moving Ahead

January 23, 2019

The winds are changing in NM, just in time for this family’s health

January 10, 2019 • Molly Dunton
Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project has documented air pollution from hundreds of oil and gas operations nationwide. Some facilities are such persistent polluters that their story can only be told in detail.   We first filmed the Enterprise Products South Carlsbad… More »

Live from Southeastern New Mexico

About Sharon Wilson, Senior Organizer Sharon is a 5th generation Texan who joined Earthworks in 2010 after 12 years of working in the oil and gas industry where she witnessed first-hand the environmental and public health impacts associated with the… More »

Live in the Permian Basin

About Sharon Wilson, Senior Organizer Sharon is a 5th generation Texan who joined Earthworks in 2010 after 12 years of working in the oil and gas industry where she witnessed first-hand the environmental and public health impacts associated with the… More »