Monday, June 9, 2008

County approves resolution opposing potential oil drilling in Otero, N.M.

From the El Paso Times ,

"By Gustavo Reveles Acosta / El Paso Times

The El Paso Commissioner Court today voted 4 to 1 to approve a resolution opposing the potential drilling for oil and natural gas in the Otero Mesa of New Mexico.

Commissioners said they supported a movement to seek federal protection of the mesa by the U.S. Congress.

Commissioner Dan Haggerty voted against the motion, saying the country is currently in a gas crisis.

Environmentalists told commissioners the mesa is a potential water source for the county."

No comments:

Post a Comment