Initiation Date: 2007
Status: COMPLETED - Stringent regulations adopted June 2008.
Clients/Partners: Oil and Gas Accountability Project (OGAP)
Attorneys: Eric Jantz
Advocate for language that would allow for the improved regulation of discharges from oil and gas wells.
Surface water and groundwater quality protection; protection of livestock and wildlife.
This is the most environmentally-protective Oil Pit Rule in the country.
02/18/09 - Press Release: Governor Bill Richardson Proposes Modifications to New Mexico’s Oil Field Pit Rule
07/2008 - The New Mexico oil and gas industry is suing to overturn it NM District Court (See New Mexico Oil and Gas Pit Regulation appeal)
06/2008 - Some requirements of the Pit Rule:
05/09/08 - State of New Mexico’s Adopted Pit Rule