Unemployment rate rises for NM cities as other metros recover

Jul 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Business Journal

The unemployment rate in New Mexico and its four major metropolitan areas increased in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Fracker

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Pipelines. Duh.
(Hint, we in New Mexico have send COAL to other places in pipelines..so I think we can handle natural gas.)
The reason New Mexico is falling behind on natural gas while other natural gas states prosper is...drum roll please...because it COSTS MORE to produce natural gas in New Mexico due to over-regulation.
There you have it. End of debate.
Hogwash. Reason nat gas production is low in NM is because the cost of extraction has been higher than market prices for awhile now. Producers like myself are holding until prices come back up.
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And you are wrong again! Clean coal tech is NOT opposed by those burning it for NEW installations. Retrofitting old plants not designed for clean coal is prohibitively expensive.
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duh that is where the most pollution is sourced and most easily controlled. I know you must idolize China where the life expectancy is being reduced by 5.5 years because of coal burning power plants.
Oooh NWO

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scary LOL.

You boneheads are against cooperation, fighting terrorism, peace, justice, harmony, prosperity.

And the only value you embrace is the primacy of corporate power.
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Since I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh, I wouldn't know. But you must, if you've heard him talk about the New World Order.
You really are ignorant of political history. Were you even alive when George H.W. Bush was president?
"Clearly, no longer can a dictator count on East-West confrontation to stymie concerted United Nations action against aggression. A new partnership of nations has begun. And we stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective a new world order can emerge: a new era, freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony." George H.W. Bush, Speech to joint session of Congress (11 September 1990), as quoted in Encyclopedia of Leadership (2004) by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, and James MacGregor Burns, p. 1776 and Confrontation in the Gulf; Transcript of President's Address to Joint Session of Congress The New York Times. September 12, 1990.
All you slackjaws claim you don't listen to Rush, but your rhetoric proves otherwise.

Were you alive when the constitution was written? Or did you learn of it through history and historical records?

You're making another case for your colossal stupidity.
IM NEVER WRONG

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bald face lie.
And every effort to implement "clean coal" mitigations are opposed by those burning it.
atomic Cafe just likes to bark like the Taco Bell Chihuahua. no facts or supporting evidence. He likes to argue. Its his no. 1 hobby and passion.
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<quoted text>atomic Cafe just likes to bark like the Taco Bell Chihuahua. no facts or supporting evidence. He likes to argue. Its his no. 1 hobby and passion.
like you after looking back through this long conversation.
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Hogwash. Reason nat gas production is low in NM is because the cost of extraction has been higher than market prices for awhile now. Producers like myself are holding until prices come back up.
Explain to us, then, why the cost of extraction is so much higher in New Mexico than in ANY other natural gas state.

I'll tell you why: Because the New Mexico Pit Rule has increased the costs enormously. I don't have to go to Phoenix to find that out. I can find that out right here in New Mexico.

What's a gas producer like you doing in Phoenix, anyway?
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Because the New Mexico Pit Rule has increased
protection of soil and water enormously.
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Sorry, but that doesn't fly, which makes YOU the moron. After New Mexico passed it's over-regulation called the New Mexico "Pit" Rule, natural gas companies were able to move over the state line into Colorado and Texas, and drill UNDER New Mexico, and bring in gas profitably. Tell us how the natural gas knew to flow so much faster from wellheads located across state lines?
I have always heard that a side effect of sniffing too much gun powder can cause irrational thinking. You have proven it. Why and HOW would NM approve a well in another state to drill across the state line and deplete our resources? Ever heard of "spacing"? What about royalty payments? The Gas producing areas in Northern NM that borders Colorado are primarily on Indian land. How did the producers overcome that to get an APD? There are always lawsuits over individual state WATER rights, I cannot imagine all the legal action over STOLEN natural gas!!! AND, THE COST TO DRILL HORIZONTALLY ACROSS A STATE LINE WOULD BE MUCH GREATER THAN THE INCREASED COSTS CAUSED BY THE SO CALLED PIT RULE!
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Ben Around wrote:
<quoted text>I have always heard that a side effect of sniffing too much gun powder can cause irrational thinking. You have proven it. Why and HOW would NM approve a well in another state to drill across the state line and deplete our resources? Ever heard of "spacing"? What about royalty payments? The Gas producing areas in Northern NM that borders Colorado are primarily on Indian land. How did the producers overcome that to get an APD? There are always lawsuits over individual state WATER rights, I cannot imagine all the legal action over STOLEN natural gas!!! AND, THE COST TO DRILL HORIZONTALLY ACROSS A STATE LINE WOULD BE MUCH GREATER THAN THE INCREASED COSTS CAUSED BY THE SO CALLED PIT RULE!
Wow! You've written quite a detailed diatribe there that shows you know little about drilling in New Mexico. You don't seem to understand that New Mexico laws only apply inside New Mexico, but that Federal lands cross state boundaries.(A New Mexico cop cannot go across a state line to enforce Texas law, but a BLM ranger can go across a state line on BLM land to enforce FEDERAL law) Almost 50 percent of drilling in New Mexico takes place on Federal lands, where royalties are paid to the Federal government for what's underneath, and the Federal government gets the same royalty on Federal land regardless of which side of a state boundary the drilling takes place from. But the pit rule DOES apply on the SURFACE of Federal Lands. Water rights in New Mexico predate oil and gas rights, and go all the way back to SPANISH water law. They are quite a different animal, wholly separate from oil and gas, and involve mostly surface rights, as deep drilling for water was unknown 300 years ago. And no, the cost to drill horizontally is NOT overly expensive, especially when both short term expenses (up front cost increased as much as a quarter-million dollars due to the Pit Rule) and LONG term liability expenses of the New Mexico Pit Rule are considered. Technology in horizontal drilling has come a long way.
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protection of soil and water enormously.
Which was completely unnecessary overkill that killed a big part of New Mexico's economy, along with the tax base that PAYS for enforcement. A government that is broke cannot afford to properly enforce ANY law.
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If you don't think the New Mexico Pit Rule has harmed the state's economy by increasing costs to the industry, you are wrong:

http://ford.nmt.edu/react/pitrules_index.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/opinion/guest_colum...
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Which was completely unnecessary overkill that killed a big part of New Mexico's economy, along with the tax base that PAYS for enforcement. A government that is broke cannot afford to properly enforce ANY law.
lying. It is not overkill given the history of the extraction industries to abandon messes they create.

There is plenty of extraction going on, plenty of money to pay for enforcement, but with a corrupt governor calling the shots we need to be vigilant. Her policies led to not inspecting the electrical at wellsites. She got caught and it turns out that good number of them were dangerous and substandard.
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Atomic Cafe wrote:
/guest_columns/07215427opinion 02-07-10.htm
first link shows that state is actually making it easier for small producers to fill out forms and comply with existing safeguards.

The second is an opinion piece with the typical self-serving whining of someone that doesn't want to follow rules that benefit our land and water and the rest of us in the long term.
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If you don't think the New Mexico Pit Rule has harmed the state's economy by increasing costs to the industry, you are wrong:
http://ford.nmt.edu/react/pitrules_index.html
http://www.abqjournal.com/opinion/guest_colum...
You're using a "guest opinion" as some sort of substantiation?

In th words of you and Rush, "There you go again...."
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You can't get a job in New Mexico unless you're somebody's brother-in-law.
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Easy to see that you lost the argument by your insults and deflection.

It is a fact that the private, corporate interests involved in the extraction industries operate on a boom/bust basis influenced by actual demand, outside speculation, international politics and manipulation of monopoly markets. They never have had to pay the full costs of their operations, or account for their impacts and externalities that don't show up on the balance sheet. They enjoy special privileges, subsidies, tax breaks and rights based on history, political power and money. They resist anything that affects their short-term bottom line, as is required in their corporate charters and stockholder pressure. They for have a history of cutting and leaving those communities and states to deal with the aftermath. So yes, states and communities that take the initiative to think beyond the next 6 months and consider the whole range of interests and values are not overregulating, but are being conservative and prudent.

http://wyofile.com/dustin/aftermath-of-a-dril...

http://www.epa.gov/aml/

http://www.google.com/url...
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in Governor Martinez these industries have bought themselves a corrupt partner whose appointees have taken the environment department apart, reassigning those that have the technical knowledge to the agency equivalent of Siberia or driving them out and not replacing staff.

The example of the electrical inspection is relevant since her appointees allowed hundreds of wells to be operated without proper inspections and most of them were deficient. The direction of her administration is to let the polluters regulate themselves and don't require anything that challenges certain industries to take into account anything except their narrow interests.
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Katia wrote:
You can't get a job in New Mexico unless you're somebody's brother-in-law.
like you are unemployed.
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Explain to us, then, why the cost of extraction is so much higher in New Mexico than in ANY other natural gas state.
I'll tell you why: Because the New Mexico Pit Rule has increased the costs enormously. I don't have to go to Phoenix to find that out. I can find that out right here in New Mexico.
What's a gas producer like you doing in Phoenix, anyway?
Didn't say cost of nat gas extraction in NM is "so much higher", jes said cost of extraction is higher than market prices at the moment thats why we're holding off until we get a much better idea of price trajectory. The regulations do add a cost to extraction but that is a known qty and can be planned for.

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