Update for Citizens Working Groups Ordinance Proces


This is from the Interstate Stream Commission report that was concealed in the Sandoval County Case to District Court and the NM Supremeber Court that shows the Impacts to the Rio Grande on the Desalination Project. We believe that Fraud was committed by the then State Engineer John d'Antonio, the Corporate entity, and CEO George King and Mike Springfield PZ Department Director. The complaint has been turned over to the OAG. You can View several times the Lies of Mike Springfield stating no such report existed. The County Commission should sanction the Public employees involved in this case, that also included Diane Ross Maes, now the County manager.
This is from the Interstate Stream Commission report that was concealed in the Sandoval County Case to District Court and the NM Supreme Court that shows the impacts to the Rio Grande on the Desalination Project. Commissioners,
Item 1 This commission must take into account the implications of
 the Interstate stream commission ISC report by Shoemaker in 2009 and 2013 that
was concealed from the Sandoval County district court Case
and NM Supreme Court(s) and even to the Legislature when they passed the brine preemption of no beneficial use drilling over depth of  2500ft.
they did this despite
knowing w
hat the report said, that
there were direct impacts to the Rio Grande 
from pumping brine. IMH financial Corp now has 47,000 AFY to pump as much water as Lake Heron.
These impacts appear to compromise the Rio Grande Compact and the ability to access water withdrawal in the State that has a direct impact to the groundwater drinking supply of the Upper Middle Rio Grande region.
Vice a Versa
 Fracking or drilling (especially with brine) would impact and destroy the drinking water supply for the region. See the map above that shows the impacts of the ISC report. (
More on brine impacts to the aquifer as we proceed)
The employees involved should be sanctioned, Mike Springfield and Diane Maes, they have the institutional knowledge and email shows they were knowledgeable and promoting this project through economic development as well being careful not to include the only water modeling report to be financed in the state.
Mike Springfield celebrated the win on the approval in the Legislature with MR George King in an Email, as without it would have been impossible to develop out this project without this legislation.
There was no record of the settlement agreement filed with County Clerk and no financial report or fiscal impact report to or from the County Treasurers office, with $6M of taxpayer money being spent on Desalination Pilot plant. And 47,000 afy In pumping rights? (of a finite source).
The raw brine can be used for fracking without polishing according to the OCD Santa Fe and Aztec Offices.
The county is supposed to receive payment for the $6m dollars in December and will able to sell 4,000 afy for industrial use. They are partners in the potential Exploitation of Resources that was concealed to the Courts and the Legislature based on Illegal behavior by the County Staff and the partners in the zeal for economic development.
The asset is being litigated heavily in Arizona on the valued $1B asset. Sandoval County is nowhere to be found. They should intervene. 
In order to protect the public health and safety of the people and environment of the region the brine desal directly impacts the oil and gas ordinance, the ISC report that was concealed would need to go back to district court for a decision on the new evidence to be referred to the NM Supreme Court. These water resources were stolen away from the state of NM, and the spoiled cases and concealment impact the Rio Grande Compact. We need an audit on the $6M -$10M the Citizens of Sandoval County Deserve a Financial and Ethics Audit since there was no official documentation to the County Clerks office or any fiscal impact reports on the project that can now be used as a potential water source for fracking.
We will put this all into the record. Commissioner Eichwald’s brother was the judge in the matter I believe. And all is in the discovery documentation that we received in an IPRA Documents request  that  included an email of 
George King and Mike Springfield celebrating the passage of legislation that preempted drilling brine. It was
all part of the discovery in the case,
well documented matter of record,
and now we have the missing piece of the puzzle of water hydrology studies and modeling previous said to not exist
. There were two reports of the model that is now being expanded by the OSE. 
There are serious implications and impacts all around. This commission should be aware of this report and we have filed a complaint against the County and people involved in this case, with the Office of the Attorney General.
Item 2. Sandoval County voted on an unadvertised list for ICIP funds for roads, bonds and then they added new items, not on their revised working list. The list should have been made public as it includes new highways funds to develop for fracking truck traffic and the Paseo Del Vulcan #ABQ by-pass, which topped the list. The county residents should of had more of a say to bring forward the projects they need intheir respective districts
. This is important information as you consider the oil and gas ordinance moving forward.
Item 3. We still hold multiple OMA Violations and Ipra Violation by the County on this case and the further violations of the lack of transparency in this issue are being documented. There are a pattern and practice of operating including the lack of public comment and participation by the County.  These public comments put on the Website have never been included in the official comments of the Case; not in the Sandridge case nor in the Stoddard Ordinance Fiasco. We believe that is is also a violation of administrative law to direct the public to comment at this URL and then have no legal obligation to consider them. 

August 20, 2018 — Rio Rancho, NM — Here are the links to the multiple ordinances that have been submitted by various factions and committees. the CWG and the CWG Science Committee were the only groups authorized under the Sandoval County Commission. Currently, Commissioner Jay Block is submitting the “Stoddard ordinance” aka “Block Draft”  that was voted down in December of 2017, But now has been working with former OCD Director Mr. Catanach (revolving door lobbyist to government for more than 20 years) and the NMOGA to submit corporate interests ordinance to hijack the process and take away any protection on water, air,  health and safety.


August 14th meeting Attachments of various Drafts  (See attached Zip File)
TOC of Zip File
Ordinance comparison

2017 OCD Reviewed Draft
2017 Oil and Gas Draft
CWG Science Team July 2018 Oil and Gas Draft
CWG Ordinance Team Draft Ordinance 
Block Draft Oil & Gas
Aquifer Basin Boundaries map
Staff Map
Block Map
CWG Science Team Map
The County Intends to divide the County allowing unbridled fracking in the Rio Rancho Estates, the Rio Puerco and the NW sectors of the County. Thrust Energy is gearing up to Frack and they can use the brine water that Sandoval County is partners with the KING family and AZ Foreign Corporations, who may have committed fraud in order to steal brine water resources from the citizens of NM. (More Later of this story)

Here are the Dates for the Planning-Zoning Meetings — meetings are being fast-tracked or Fast-Fracked AGAIN!

August 28, 2018,  — Crucial  Meeting — See Blog Post

September 11, 2018,

September 25, 2018,

October 9, 2018,

October 23, 2018,

November 27, 2018,

December 11, 2018,

Here are the Dates for the Couty Commission meetings


Here is the link to Videos of the Meetings where the O&G was most likely on the agenda Minutes unavailable after 6/2/2018 




BLM 1 minute Surface Management Map Composite Lower Resolution Include Topogrphics information
BLM 1 Minute Surface Management Map Composite Lower Resolution Include Topographic Information

The white areas on the map indicate County Private Property and would be open to fracking estimated 267,000 acres with the streamline permitting process. This is a 11-minute composite image of Sandoval County at a lower  resolution. We are creating overlays for this image — a work in progress.

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Fracking-slated private lands in SE Sandoval County as per Sandoval County ordinance:

  • Rio Rancho Estates
  • Rio Rancho
  • Corrales
  • Bernalillo
  • Placitas
  • La Madera (HWY14 area)
  • Puercocito
  • Tejon
  • Budaghers
  • Pena Blanca
  • Algodonnes

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What You Should Know

  • The South East Region of Sandoval County
    a 100,000 acres under county jurisdiction of private property land holdings

Figure ! Rio Puerco Deep weel impacts to RG and RSJ

Communities impacted on private land holdings:

  • Rio Rancho Estates
  • Rio Rancho
  • Corrales
  • Bernalillo
  • Placitas
  • La Madera (HWY 14 area)
  • Puercocito
  • Tejon
  • Budaghers
  • Pena Blanca
  • Algodonnes
  • Potential drilling of 55,000 acres of BLM and State lands within Sandoval County and
  • Potential drillling of 32,000 acres of mineral leases on Zia Pueblo
  • An expected potential of 15,000 to 30,000 oil and gas wells will be developed– nearly the same number as in the Permian Basin which has been touted by Thrust Energy as a financial boon to the county coffers.
    • This is a Map provided to the County by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMO&GA) It does not include all the land holdings that we have documented. We are developing a GIS map since NM TECH ignore our IPRA (Inspection of Pubic Records Act)


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