UPDATE: The OCC passed the regulations to Double Down on Drilling and will be appealed due to the improper notification and enforcement issues on regs
We need your help! Just before the current administration leaves power, it may change the rules so natural-gas companies can drill twice the number of wells in the same space in New Mexico.
Hilcorp has an application before the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission asking to double the allowable well-density in the Blanco-Mesaverde gas pool across San Juan and Rio Arriba Counties. Under current rules, operators can drill 8 wells per 640 acres and Hilcorp is asking to drill 16 wells per 640-acre section. That’s bad news for the air quality of 13,000 children and adults in San Juan County who already struggle with asthma.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Submit your comment letter to Florence Davidson through this letter campaign. We have sample comments and talking points on the next page. Please take the time to personalize your message as decision-makers preference unique comments. Be sure that you reference Hilcorp’s application: Case No. 16403
- Attend the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission Hearing at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19 at Porter Hall, 1st floor, Wendell Chino Building, 1220 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, to speak out against this proposal.
- Share this campaign and invite friends to the Facebookk Event.
Frack Off Greater Chaco Coalition
This is a letter campaign on the Doubledown of Fracking wells per site.
Please write a letter, it only takes a couple of minutes and you have helped.