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Surging energy production in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico has meant a financial windfall for the area and the United States as a whole, but a lack of infrastructure is holding back the region says a new report from the Permian Strategic Partnership.

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Navajo allottees are visiting Washington, D.C. this week to speak with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and congressional lawmakers in the hope of reforming a proposal to severely restrict energy development on tribal lands outside of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico.

New Mexico

State revenues from oil and gas production in New Mexico set a new record last year at more than $3 billion, helping to fund investments in education, public services, and infrastructure throughout the state.

Consumers are getting caught in the crossfire of environmental activists’ war against natural gas and the new battlefield is in the kitchen. Environmentalists began collaborating with state government officials from across the United States at a closed-door gathering in New York this summer to lay out the plans for policies that would prevent consumers from using natural gas to cook their food or heat their homes. 


New Mexico state officials are proud of their state’s oil and gas industry—and the benefits that brings to education and infrastructure. This was a recurring theme at the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA)’s annual meeting in Santa Fe, where state officials praised the industry’s growth and contributions.

Chaco Canyon ruins

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This is the third in a series of four stories profiling national parks. Read our first story on Mesa Verde National Park here, our second story on Glacier National Park here, and our fourth story on Arches and Canyonlands National Parks here. —– Many National Parks highlight American history or …


Oil and gas production was the driving force behind a record revenue haul in the fiscal year that just ended in New Mexico, says the State Land Office. Education and economic development officials applauded the news as the industry continues to provide a steady revenue stream for public services and new job growth.