In a response to our ad campaign, Governor Martinez' staff told the ABQ Journal that "her office also said the administration has “collected more fines from polluters than any administration in state history.' " [read more]
That sounds great until you check the facts.
ENFORCEMENT: In N.M., 3,600 violations, 1 court case, 0 fines ... | Environment & Energy Publishing
Nov 14, 2013 - New Mexico oil and gas regulators haven't fined a single driller forviolations this year. They didn't last year, either. Or the year before that.
There Will Be Spills: Yet NM can't hold oil and gas violators accountable | Santa Fe Reporter
May 13, 2014 - While all New Mexicans benefit from oil and gas revenues, only part of ... found 3,600 violations related to oil and gas drilling—none of which ...
Nov 15, 2013 - Report: Thousands of violations, no fines for oil and gas companies ... found that despite 3,600 violations by oil and gas companies, there have ... who violate New Mexico regulations and laws pertaining to oil and gas drilling.