Take action: New Mexicans Can't Miss This Chance This fix could solve a major problem. We need to make sure the legislature passes it. Over the past decade, oil and gas-related spills in New Mexico have increased nearly 100% — but companies paid $0 in penalties in 2018. This is a problem with real consequences; putting our health, our air, and our water at risk. It’s all because of a loophole created by a 2009 New Mexico Supreme Court ruling, which stripped New Mexico’s Oil Conservation Division of the ability to administratively fine bad actors in industry for spills and other pollution that puts the public at risk — effectively creating a free-for-all for breaking the law. A new bill in the State Senate could change all of that — but its being held up in the Senate Finance Committee. Take action today, and ask Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith to let the bill move forward. Message Let SB 186 move forward Dear Senate Finance Chairman John Arthur Smith, * Personalize your message I'm writing today extremely concerned about the health and safety of New Mexico communities. The number of oil and gas-related spills increased nearly 100% since 2008, and more than 500% since 2000, but industry paid $0 in penalties this past year because of a legal loophole. With oil and gas development rapidly increasing in New Mexico, we must ensure the state's regulators have the tools they need to do their job. This bill creates a level playing field and ensures that oil and gas is held to the same standard as other industries in New Mexico. It is crucial that SB 186 come to the Senate floor, and that New Mexico's State Senators vote to ensure that the Oil Conservation Division has the authority and resources it needs to protect our health, as well as our air and water resources. Our families and communities are counting on your leadership. Please move this crucial legislation forward. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from EDF Action.