The Aquifer when fracked

The Aquifer when fracked

Friday, January 27, 2017

Senate Bill 182 holds childhood education hostage for NM grant land Fracking

At stake, 6.6 million acres of state land,  Much of the mineral rights in Placitas are federally owned split estate. How much of the mineral rights in the Alb. Basin are federally owned?

K. the federal government holds a vast amount of
unleased federal subsurface mineral acreage beneath private
land within New Mexico; and
L. this unleased federal subsurface mineral acreage
beneath private land within New Mexico could be transferred to
the state of New Mexico and managed by the state land office to
be held in trust for the purpose of raising revenue to
specifically support and fund early childhood services.

“Seize federal mineral rights under private property (SB182): This bill would somehow take federal split-estate lands (federally owned oil and gas rights under private land) for the New Mexico Land Office to lease for drilling. It is a wolf in sheep's clothing that claims to benefit pre-schoolers.”

8 out of 10 children in my Art Class last year were on asthmatic inhalers and that is without fracking within 300 ft of schools. If Dunn gets his way sites can be within 300 ft of homes and schools and drilling through the aquifer that will contaminate our drinking water. 
The First of the committee meetings to discuss the transfer of 6.6 Million Acres of State Land to OIl and Gas Industry for Fracking in NM. In a de-regulated state with industry lobbyists and CEOs overseeing the oil and gas convservation division and the State land office they will have unfettered access to polute. Especially when we are faccing 8,000 fracking wells on the West Mesa, the state land there could be used for all types of infrasturucture for the oil and gas industry, gas fiaiclities refining pipelines, frack well and strage contaimant within 300 ft of an elementary school. Locally, during the Sandridge application we indentified several acres of the State lands in ABQ and Rio Rancho Area, these areas are on the main drinking water aquifer that drilling and fracking, spills and explosions would destroy the water supply
​ and air quality​
 for over 1,000,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley or 
​in ​
more rural areas in the state where working class people and indigenous populations are the most vulnerable to industry's streamroll tactics. 

Ask them to table the bill. No More False Promises. 

​sk them to consider evaluating the direct and indirect, long and short term, and broad-scale greenhouse gas climate change impacts through an EIS process on how the turn over of such a vast amount of land 6.6 M acres to the oil and gas industry would continue to drive climate change​.​
  • Approving this bill would increase GHGEs significantly. 
  • The emissions and production activities would have a significant impact on air quality, water quality, human health, and wildlife and would not occur if this bill were denied. 
  • Please see that these issues are evaluated and include these impacts as part of the Education Committee review in any further consideration of the bill. 
  • NM is the #1 per Capita Emitters of methane in the lower 48 states and is one of the main drivers of climate change, prior to consideration of such a bill and its potential impacts. 


1. Please come to this committee meeting and voice you objections to this bill.
2. Download the PDF on the Dunn Plan
3. Write the Legslators and
4. Call them We need to flood their Lines.
5. Show up to the next committee meeting

Email, Call and Show up at this meeting. FEB 8th 8:30 am Rm 311

Urgent actions needed at the Roundhouse to protect our children and land ( 6.6 million acres) our drinking water supply and health. Public safety cannot be the chip to be gambled on especially with our children's futures. 
​We need to keep these phone busy! ​

Contact list for Senate Education Committee 
Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 8:00 a.m. (Room 311)
District: 37 Bill Soules
County: Doña Ana
Service: Senator since 2013
Occupation: Teacher
Address: 5054 Silver King
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Capitol Phone: 986-4834
Capitol Room: 328C
Office Phone:
Home Phone: (575) 522-3521
District: 17 Mimi Stewart
County: Bernalillo
Service: Representative from 1995-2014; Senator since 2015
Occupation: Retired Educator
Address: 313 Moon Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Capitol Phone: 986-4267
Capitol Room: 416F
Office Phone: (505) 275-2355
Home Phone:
District: 10 R Candice Gould
County: Bernalillo & Sandoval
Occupation: Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 10030
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Capitol Phone: 986-4266
Capitol Room: 415F
Office Phone:
Home Phone: (505) 269-7711
District: 13 Bill ONeil
County: Bernalillo
Service: Representative from 2009-2012; Senator since 2013
Occupation: Development Director- PEP
Address: 343 Sarah Lane NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Capitol Phone: 986-4260
Capitol Room: 300C
Office Phone: (505) 450-9263
Home Phone:
District: 14 Michael Padilla
County: Bernalillo
Service: Senator since 2013
Occupation: Business Owner
Address: PO Box 67545
Albuquerque, NM 87193
Capitol Phone: 986-4726
Capitol Room: 120
Office Phone:
Home Phone: (505) 977-6247
District: 3 John Pinto
County: McKinley & San Juan
Service: Senator since 1977
Occupation: Tribal Government
Address: 509 W Morgan Avenue
Gallup, NM 87301
Capitol Phone: 986-4835
Capitol Room: 301B
Office Phone:
Home Phone: (720) 357-9275
District: 19 R James White
County: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Torrance
Service: Representative from 2009-2014; Senator from 2017
Occupation: Retired
Address: 1554 Catron Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Capitol Phone: 986-4395
Capitol Room: 415G
Office Phone:
Home Phone: (505) 271-4746
District: 40 R Craig Brandt
County: Sandoval
Service: Senator since 2013
Occupation: Clergy
Address: 7012 Tampico Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Capitol Phone: 986-4385
Capitol Room: 414C
Office Phone:
Home Phone: (505) 503-5001

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