Western Environmental Law Center Applauds NM Oil Conservation Commission’s Decision To Rehear Double Drilling Rule Change
Jan 8, 2019 – The San Juan Citizens Alliance and Western Environmental Law Center applaud the decision by Gov. Lujan Grisham’s New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission (NMOCC) to set a new hearing regarding a contentious and rushed Martinez-era rule doubling of the oil and gas drilling density allowed in the 1.3 million-acre Blanco-Mesaverde Gas Pool in Rio Arriba and San Juan Counties. The rehearing will take place on May 9, 2019. Pending the rehearing, the Martinez-era rule is suspended.
SANTA FE, NM – – In a January 8 hearing, the Oil Conservation Commission (OCC) decided to reconsider an application from Texas-based Hilcorp Energy Co. In the application, the company seeks to double their well density in the San Juan Basin.
SANTA FE, NM – Thanks to the commitment of Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard, Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and her Secretary-designate Sarah Propst Cottrell in making citizens’ and advocates’ voices a part of government, the application for Texas-based Hilcorp Energy Co. to double its well density in the San Juan area will be reconsidered at a hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.