Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Legislture in session. Time for bad bills: HB 192 RESCIND OIL & GAS PIT RULES

2010 Regular Session


Sponsor: Thomas C. Taylor

Current Location: House Rules & Order of Business Committee

Text Document PDF Document Introduced (1/27/10)

Yet, according to OGAP (Oil & Gas Accountability Project), "Pits under the new rule: lined, permitted, more respectful of water and property.

The new pit rule bans unlined pits entirely and requires that all pits are permitted with the Oil Conservation Division (OCD). At long last, the public will finally have an inventory of pits in our state! The new rule also strengthens liner requirements and effectively requires the use of closed loop systems in close proximity to our water resources and homes.

The Oil & Gas Accountability Project (OGAP) maintains that the industry will end up saving money in the long run by moving to closed-loop systems. Mary Ellen Denomy, Petroleum Accountant, told the Oil Conservation Commission that closed-loop systems saved 3% per well. Denomy stated that companies were able to cut costs on construction, water, drilling muds and waste disposal when utilizing closed-loop systems. View OGAP's Op-ed." More>>>>

So, why does Representative Taylor think that the pit rules are a bad idea?

Representative Thomas C. Taylor - (R)

District: 1
County: San Juan
Representative Since: 1999
Occupation: Investments
Address: 5909 Rinconada

Farmington, NM 87402
Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4757
Office Phone: (505) 320-0306
Home Phone: (505) 325-9828

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