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Join us in Washington, DC July 28th!

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By Gwen Lachelt

June 27, 2012

Will you join us in Washington, DC July 28?

 As many of you know, I work everyday to address oil and gas impacts. I’ve dedicated my career to preventing and minimizing the impacts of drilling and fracking. Working with ranchers, conservation organizations, homeowners and local governments, we’ve passed many precedent-setting laws and safeguards to protect landowner rights, public health, water and air quality. And we've permanently protected places like New Mexico's Valle Vidal and Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

But it’s not enough. We need to take our message to Washington.

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Tagged with: oil and gas

The fate of New Mexico’s Pit Rule delayed to June

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By Gwen Lachelt

May 19, 2012

For the last five days our attorney and experts and I sat in a hearing room in Santa Fe because the oil and gas industry wants to gut New Mexico’s common sense Pit Rule.

The Pit Rule was developed with extensive input from oil and gas industry representatives, ranchers and conservation organizations in 2007 to protect New Mexico’s water, soil and public health from toxic drilling and fracking wastes.

Governor Martinez vowed to repeal the Pit Rule during her campaign and now the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association thinks it has the votes on the oil commission to do the deal.

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Tagged with: new mexico, pits, drilling reform, responsible oil and gas development

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