Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Mexico Senate Bill 547: Ban Horizontal Oil & Gas Fracturing

NM Senator William P. Soules - (D) from District 37, Dona Ana County, Las Cruces, is the sponsor of SB 547.  The bill is scheduled to be heard Thursday, Feb. 28 by the Senate Conservation Committee in Room 311.  The committee meets at 2:30pm.

SB 547 reads as follows:

"AMENDING AND ENACTING SECTIONS OF THE OIL AND GAS ACT TO BAN HORIZONTAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY."

'"[NEW MATERIAL] HORIZONTAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING BANNED.--A person shall not combine horizontal drilling and multistage hydraulic fracturing in the state for the purpose of extracting oil or natural gas."'

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