Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NM: Oil and gas industry dominates Martinez’s energy & environment search team

The New Mexico Independent
By Gwyneth Doland

New Mexico Governor-elect Susana Martinez today named the members of her search team for cabinet members and high-ranking officials in the Environment Department and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The committee is chaired by Martinez’s former opponent from the primary campaign, Pete Domenici Jr., who is a lawyer specializing in oil and gas.

Other members include:

  • T. Greg Merrion, the president of Merrion Oil & Gas in Farmington, past president of the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico and past chairman of the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association
  • Mark Murphy of Strata Production Company, an oil and gas company based in Roswell
  • Joel Carson, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, is general counsel to Mack Energy, an Artesia-based oil and gas company
  • Dennis L. Hjeresen, division leader for Environmental Protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Rance Miles of Select Milk Producers
  • Catron County rancher Roy Farr
  • Martine’z husband, Chuck Franco, a Doña Ana County undersheriff
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