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IPANM Statement on New Mexico Ozone Precursor Methane Rule

IPANM (April 15, 2021) -- In response to final deliberations and passage of a New Mexico Ozone Precursor Methane Rule, IPANM releases the following statement:

"The Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico believes the goal of the New Mexico ozone precursor methane rule should have been to reduce emissions while preserving well economics and minimizing potential job losses. An initial draft of the rule allowed for a reasonable regulatory framework for low-volume production, however, the state removed that provision in the 11th hour after pressure from out-of-state environmental groups who subverted a good-faith collaborative stakeholder effort. IPANM is disappointed by provisions in the final rule that disproportionately target low volume producers, which will lead to premature plugging of still-productive wells that are already environmentally safe and contribute significantly to state revenues.

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Senator Manchin: "What FERC did was a total overreach."

West Virginia Democrat notes FERC "doesn't want to be" done yet

Washington, D.C. – During an interview with Power The Future Alaska State Director Rick Whitbeck, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) addressed the latest green move by the Federal Energy Regulation Committee (FERC.) Manchin recently called FERC to testify before Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources after finding they went too far in prioritizing a political agenda instead of protecting American energy.

In the interview for Whitbeck's weekly "Energy Hour" radio show, Senator Manchin said the following, "What FERC did was a total overreach and I pulled them back into the committee and let them know it. They reversed it to a certain extent…I'm watching it very carefully."

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PTF Launches Full-Scale Campaign Against FERC

In an effort to shine a light on President Biden's back door energy bureaucracy, Power The Future (PTF) today launched a full-scale public affairs campaign against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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House Oil Hearing Latest Attempt to Escape Responsibility

Committee Would Be Better Served Calling on Biden Administration Officials to Testify 

Washington, D.C. – Today’s hearing of the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is just the latest chapter in blame deflection brought on by House leaders. Less than a month after one poll found 70 percent of Americans blame President Biden for high gasoline prices, these House leaders are not calling anyone within the Biden Administration to testify and be held accountable. In fact, just yesterday, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) could not defend his position to raise taxes on oil companies or even name a single instance of proof for price gouging allegations. 

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NM Special Session: Governor Lujan Grisham Should Stand For Energy Workers

Lujan Grisham to Respond to Biden Energy Failure with Rebates

Albuquerque – Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future, issued the following statement about the 2022 New Mexico Special Legislative session:

"As she prepares to spend millions in oil and natural gas revenue, now is the time for Governor Lujan Grisham to stand up to the Biden Administration's failed energy policies. While President Biden blames energy workers for his failures, it's those same energy workers who generate billions in revenue that allow for Governor Lujan Grisham's spending. It's past time the Governor stand up for her state."

A recent study of New Mexicans found just how much skyrocketing energy prices are hurting families:

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Third Time is the Charm? Biden's Latest Strategic Oil Release Continues Bad Policy

Band-Aid "Solutions" Designed to Help Poll Numbers, Not Families

Washington, D.C. – For the third time in less than six months, President Biden is tapping America's Strategic Oil Reserve to cover for his failed energy policies. The President is now aiming to shatter his own record for the largest drain on the reserve by releasing 180 million barrels of emergency supply, one third of the 550 million barrels available. This latest action comes during an election year and after President Biden issued numerous executive orders surrendering American energy independence.

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March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Tuesday is National Vietnam War Veterans Day—the day our nation observes every year on March 29 to thank and honor our nation's Vietnam War veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Vietnam War occurred from November 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975. America initially served as military advisors to South Vietnam in its defense against communist-backed North Vietnam but began its military involvement in the Vietnam War in February 1961.

More than nine million Americans served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Of this total, 2.7 million served in Southeast Asia, where more than 300,000 American service members were injured, and 58,318 killed in action—including 399 from New Mexico. More than 1,500 Americans are still listed as missing in action—including 12 from New Mexico. There are about six million Vietnam War-era veterans alive in America. About 600,000 are those that served in-theater.

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