Thursday, September 27, 2007

Upcoming Events & Information

There are some important upcoming oil & gas meetings. For information, go to High Desert Reports and to a Flyer received.

At these meetings, "closed-loop drilling systems" will be discussed. To learn more about true closed-loop drilling systems, go to . Also, an OCD Press Release about an award for the pitless drilling system.

From the The New York Times an article regarding, "Minerals Management Service, the agency within the Interior Department responsible for collecting about $10 billion a year in royalties on oil and gas."

Monday, September 17, 2007

Future Water - 3 Part Series & Report: Drilling surge projected across West, The Santa Fe New Mexican

Click here for the third in a three part series. Under "related stories"of this story at the, there are links to the previous two stories of the series.

Click here for the article about the Wilderness Society oil and gas drilling report.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Texas Firm Cancels Drilling Plans

From the Albuqerque Journal:
"A Texas engineering firm has reportedly dropped plans to drill for coal-bed methane in the pristine wildlife area that supplies the city of Raton's drinking water....
The city last month filed suit to bar the drilling. Raton officials feared that the huge volumes of groundwater pumped to the surface as part of the drilling process could pollute and diminish water supplies....
'The city will continue to be proactive in opposing any future drilling activities which do not accommodate and protect its water rights from depletion and contamination,' the city said."

Letter to the Editor: "Drilling for Oil and Gas in Santa Fe County"

From the Sun Monthly:

"Meanwhile, the National Energy Bill, currently before Congress, includes an exemption from the Clean Water Act for the effects of fraccing (thanks to Dick Cheney's secret energy task force). This means that municipalities and individual property owners have to bear the burden of health risks, cleanup and property damage from groundwater contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing. Call senator Bingaman (988-6647) and Representative Udall (984-8950) to ask that this exemption be taken out of the energy bill." See "Fracing and Water" on this site.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Tweeti Blancett - She's Back!

Galisteo Community Association is bringing Tweeti Blancett back to Santa Fe County for an important public meeting. Tweeti Blancett, a New Mexico rancher from Aztec, will present her graphic tale of how the ravages of oil and gas exploration and production have impacted her ranch and the San Juan Basin.

When: Sunday, October 7, 2007
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Galisteo Community Center

Directions: Across from County Road 42 (as well as, across from the church) is Via La Puente. Go east on Via La Puente and cross the wooden bridge over the Galisteo Creek. Stay to your right and pass the Fire Station. The Community Center is on the left (east) side of the road.
Mapquest map

Contact: Muriel Fariello: 466-4763