Senate Bill Would Halt All New Fracking Permits In NM

A new bill making its way through the New Mexico Statehouse would stop fracking permits from being issued in the state. Senate Bill 149 would enact a four year moratorium on new fracking permits. An industry group says that will lead to the loss of upwards of 2-billion dollars in revenue just in one year. The bill has passed the Senate Conservation Committee on a split 5-4 vote. Bernalillo County Democrats Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Roybal Cabellero are co-sponsoring the bill.