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The oil industry is getting greener faster as U.S. policy shifts to climate change

Patti Domm, CNBC | March 3, 2021

The greening of the American oil industry has gone into overdrive.

Dan Yergin, IHS Markit vice chairman, said it’s an important turning point for the fossil fuel sector, which has been anticipating big changes with President Joe Biden’s climate-focused, clean energy policies.

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API's Sommers: Industry essential to U.S.'s success, recovery

Nancy Ford, Business & Industry Connection Magazine | March 1, 2021

According to API President and CEO Mike Sommers, if there was one sustaining lesson learned from the perilous and unpredictable year of 2020, it was that during the U.S.'s most critical time of need, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry workforce proved "day-in and day-out that [they] are essential."

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Biden’s Energy Lease Ban Threatens Education in NM

Jessica Sanders, Albuquerque Journal | February 26, 2021

I am a strong advocate for natural gas and oil development on federal lands specifically because of the benefits it provides to New Mexico’s education system. Simply put, providing children with a quality education is expensive, and if a federal leasing ban becomes permanent, New Mexican students will suffer.

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NMOGA Statement on the Confirmation Hearing of Congresswoman Haaland

Congresswoman Haaland set an encouraging tone of collaboration and partnership in her confirmation hearing today, promising to work with all stakeholders to develop and safeguard America’s vast natural resources. Federal leasing provides public education, healthcare, and other critical needs in New Mexico with $1.5 billion annually, funds we will continue to depend upon for the foreseeable future. We look forward to working with her once confirmed to proactively combat climate change and ensure our state continues to be a leader in the safe, responsible production of oil and natural gas.

Drilling Ban Devastates New Mexico While Boosting America’s Competitors

Kevin Mooney, RealClear Energy l February 17, 2021

Of all the states that will be most impacted by President Biden’s decision to halt new oil and gas drilling on federal lands and waters, New Mexico may the one with the most to lose.

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5 Reasons The Federal Leasing Moratorium Is Bad For New Mexico

The Biden administration’s recently announced moratorium on oil and gas development on federal lands will have devastating consequences for New Mexicans. Here are a few reasons why New Mexico will be one of the hardest hit states:

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