Bird's eye view of oil field in New Mexico desert.

Federal Rule Raises Cost for Oil and Gas Extraction on Public Lands

An update to federal regulations raises minimum bonding to limit orphaned wells and ensure cleanup costs are covered — but it still may not be enough to mitigate the damages caused by oil and gas drilling.

April 17, 2024 - High Country News

Aerial view of copper strip mine in New Mexico.

Opinion: Proposed Mining Law Could Have Devastating Consequences

A federal bill could give mining companies more leeway than ever before.

March 26, 2024 - Albuquerque Journal

Oil drilling pumps on a wetland beach in California with houses in background

Proposed Regulatory Changes Would Raise the Cost of Oil Drilling on Public Land

The new rules would raise more money for cleanup operations and bring more revenue to oil-producing states, but are a far cry from fulfilling President Biden’s promise to end extraction on public lands.

July 24, 2023 - High Country News

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