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BLM district manager says pipeline project environmental assessment draft to come this summer

FARMINGTON – Last week, Victoria Barr, the new district manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s Farmington Field Office, created a map that shows active leases and special designated areas near Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Barr said she created the map informally as a way to help show BLM’s mission and involvement in a controversial proposed pipeline project. The ...

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PRC hearing on PNM power plan begins

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More than two hundred demonstrators from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Silver City and several tribes gathered Monday morning outside the PERA Building in Santa Fe, asking the state’s largest electric utility to add more renewable energy to its plan for replacing coal power. Inside the building, a standing-room-only crowd packed into the Apodaca Room for the first of 10 days set ...

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Farmington BLM asked to stop issuing oil permits

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Environmental activists are calling on federal officials to cease giving out oil and gas drilling permits in the Farmington area until an environmental study is done. The Daily Times reports  that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to issue a formal response to a 34-page letter drafted by several environmental groups. WildEarth Guardians and the ...

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Environmental groups want Farmington’s BLM Field Office to pause issuing permits for oil and gas wells

Many oil wells valve

FARMINGTON — Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say they will organize an internal committee to respond to a letter from environmentalists that calls for the bureau to stop issuing oil and gas drilling permits until an environmental analysis is complete. The San Juan Citizens Alliance, the Chaco Alliance, WildEarth Guardians and the Western Environmental Law Center sent a ...

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BLM legislation passes in Senate

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FARMINGTON — The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would provide funding to the Bureau of Land Management to expedite permits for oil and natural gas wells, according to a press release. “This is a great step forward for our BLM offices in Carlsbad and Farmington to ensure they will have the necessary resources to balance the complex demands ...

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NM Gas Company announces Bubble City will open new CNG filling station in Farmington

CNG canisters

Erny Zah | The Daily Times FARMINGTON — The president of New Mexico Gas Company announced Farmington will have a new compressed natural gas filling station in the near future. “We are working with Bubble City to put in a CNG (station) that will be open to the public,” said Annette Gardiner, New Mexico Gas Company president, during a meeting ...

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U.S. Senate passes bill to help with BLM oil and gas permitting process

Oil rig during sunset

Zack Ponce | Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD — The U.S. Senate passed a bill this week that would make a Bureau of Land Management pilot program, which was created to streamline the oil and gas permitting process, into a permanent fixture. The BLM leases federally-owned land to energy companies in Southeastern and Northwestern New Mexico to drill for oil and natural gas. ...

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Farmington area exported $35 million of products in 2013

Erny Zah | The Daily Times (Farmington, N.M.) FARMINGTON — Exports from the Farmington area increased by $5 million in 2013, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The total worth of exports in Farmington was about $35 million in 2013, according to the release. The administration uses data recorded by the Department of ...

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