New Mexico energy secretary visits Fa...

New Mexico energy secretary visits Farmington to begin revising energy plan

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Robert Johnson

Florence, AL

#1 Nov 24, 2013
Plan is expected to boost economic development in the state

FARMINGTON The New Mexico Energy Secretary visited Farmington on Wednesday to hear from oil and gas executives on a proposed revision of the state's energy policy, which has not been substantially changed since 1991.

Dave Martin, secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, sat with T. Greg Merrion, president of Merrion Oil and Gas, and others and listened to the concerns and suggestions of local people involved in coal, natural gas, crude oil and energy production. It was the first stop in a tour that will include Hobbs, Santa Fe, Las Cruces and Albuquerque. During those other stops, topics of discussion will include energy efficiency, renewable energy and biofuels.

"All-of-the-above will produce more jobs," Martin said of including renewable energy. "A lot of these things are going to be region specific."

Martin said people invited to the Wednesday meeting at San Juan College were "targeted" for their local knowledge of the issues. Media was asked not to attend the actual discussions, so business leaders could speak freely, but when a reporter from The Daily Times showed up at the meeting, he was allowed to sit in. Martin spoke to the press after the meeting. For more of the article use this link--> http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/...

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