New Mexico’s landmark Pit Rule - the nation’s most protective measure to safeguard residents, water and land from hazardous oil and gas drilling wastes - will be challenged in court tomorrow.
The NMELC will argue against the State’s proposed rollback of the chloride standard from 3,000 micrograms/liter (mg/l) to 250 mg/l. This change, which was made with industry input and without participation from other stakeholders, would endanger groundwater quality by encouraging disposal of toxic oil field wastes in numerous uncontrolled locations. Learn more about the case.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
First Judicial District Court
Santa Fe, NM 87501