NM board to ponder repeal of greenhouse gas rules

There are 11 comments on the Four Corners Business Journal story from Aug 8, 2011, titled NM board to ponder repeal of greenhouse gas rules. In it, Four Corners Business Journal reports that:

ALBUQUERQUE A state board appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez has agreed to consider repealing greenhouse gas regulations opposed by her administration, utilities and oil and gas companies.

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Since: May 10

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#1 Aug 8, 2011
It is a fact that increased government regulation, particularly the enactment of "greenhouse gas" rules more stringent than surrounding states, or nations, for that matter, will have no positive effect upon the air we breath, but will have plenty of negative effect upon industry, jobs, and future economic growth in New Mexico.

Simply sending an industry that produces so called "greenhouse gas" over the border into Texas or Arizona, along with the jobs, tax base, and other economic benefits, is ridiculous. Particularly when the wind will blow the supposed "greenhouse gas" right back into New Mexico.

If there is a "greenhouse gas" problem (which I seriously doubt), then local, state, or even national regulations addressing the issue will have little effect. Industry that creates the gases will simply move, worldwide, to where the un-necessary over regulation does not exist.

New Mexicans should not have to pay for Bill Richardson's overzealous, last minute attempts to whitewash his legacy of corruption with an ill-conceived "green" legacy that could affect our state's economy negatively for decades to come.

And if so-called "green energy" is so great, it will come when it's good and ready, and without the need for government to regulate it's competitors out of business.
More

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Aug 8, 2011
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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corruption from Susana.

Since: May 10

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#3 Aug 8, 2011
More wrote:
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corruption from Susana.
An opinion and belief system different than your does not constitution corruption.

If you have evidence of actual criminal corruption, I suggest you offer to your local prosecuting attorney, or to Federal authorities.

Otherwise, you really have nothing to say on the subject, other than bull excrement, do you?
Albuquerque

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Aug 8, 2011
This greenhouse gas issue is BS Al Gore and all of his tree hugging friends saw an opportunity to make money lots of it, that's what this greenhouse gas issue is all about making money scheme for the insiders.
Does not

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Aug 8, 2011
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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sound like an "Environmental Improvment Board" to me. More like people with special financial interests in less environmental improvement.

Never mind what she has done to the staff of the NMED.

Jeff Bryce of Albuquerque is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sierra Peaks Corporation, an engineering design firm. The company website says Bryce “spent 10 years in the petroleum industry doing mechanical design, managing projects and supervising construction.”

Gregory Fulfer of Jal is a rancher and business owner;

John Volkerding of Farmington is the general manager of Basin Disposal, a salt water disposal company.
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James Casciano of Rio Rancho manages the Corporate Environmental Health and Safety program for the Intel Corporation.

Timothy Morrow is a rancher from Capulin.

Deborah Peacock of Albuquerque is the managing partner of Peacock Myers, P.C., a law firm specializing in intellectual property rights; she also has an extensive background in environmental law.

Elizabeth Ryan of Roswell is an attorney at Mark W. Taylor & Associates with a background in environmental law.

Since: May 10

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#6 Aug 8, 2011
Does not wrote:
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sound like an "Environmental Improvment Board" to me. More like people with special financial interests in less environmental improvement.
Never mind what she has done to the staff of the NMED.
Jeff Bryce of Albuquerque is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sierra Peaks Corporation, an engineering design firm. The company website says Bryce “spent 10 years in the petroleum industry doing mechanical design, managing projects and supervising construction.”
Gregory Fulfer of Jal is a rancher and business owner;
John Volkerding of Farmington is the general manager of Basin Disposal, a salt water disposal company.
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James Casciano of Rio Rancho manages the Corporate Environmental Health and Safety program for the Intel Corporation.
Timothy Morrow is a rancher from Capulin.
Deborah Peacock of Albuquerque is the managing partner of Peacock Myers, P.C., a law firm specializing in intellectual property rights; she also has an extensive background in environmental law.
Elizabeth Ryan of Roswell is an attorney at Mark W. Taylor & Associates with a background in environmental law.
Sounds like a good cross section of people who actually live, work, and create jobs in New Mexico, to me.

Sorry you don't like 'em, but it ain't your call.

Get your candidate elected, based upon your big-government, anti-industry agenda, and things might be different.
kids with asthma

Farmington, NM

#7 Aug 8, 2011
Does everyone know that the rate of asthma in the four corners region is 3 times the national average? Your children in fact all children are at risk from the travesty. Why can't the businesses that are causing this problem pay for it? If the coal industry is causing the problem than why don't they pay? What is all the energy going to be used for...... operating respirators for our children? THe regulations need to be stiffened and the companies that are polluting need to man up and do what is right!
robbie

Carlsbad, NM

#8 Aug 8, 2011
kids with asthma wrote:
Does everyone know that the rate of asthma in the four corners region is 3 times the national average? Your children in fact all children are at risk from the travesty. Why can't the businesses that are causing this problem pay for it? If the coal industry is causing the problem than why don't they pay? What is all the energy going to be used for...... operating respirators for our children? THe regulations need to be stiffened and the companies that are polluting need to man up and do what is right!
do you know that kids with asthma (usually kids grow out of it)
are now eligible for SS disability

another SCAM........ no wonder we are broke
rambo

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Aug 8, 2011
kids with asthma wrote:
Does everyone know that the rate of asthma in the four corners region is 3 times the national average? Your children in fact all children are at risk from the travesty. Why can't the businesses that are causing this problem pay for it? If the coal industry is causing the problem than why don't they pay? What is all the energy going to be used for...... operating respirators for our children? THe regulations need to be stiffened and the companies that are polluting need to man up and do what is right!
1. one plant is shutting down and the other plant is retrofitting - problem solved!!

2. asthma rate in the one school near the plant is 16%(over diagnosis???) vs 10% nationwide..... the entire 4 corner area is not affected

3. the population density is very low in that area and 40 years ago when the plant was built there were nearly NO PEOPLE THERE -- why did you move x door to a plant??? WHY???
reality

Carlsbad, NM

#10 Aug 8, 2011
the writer reminds me of the story about the city person who moved to the country, next to a pig farm, and then proceeded to bitch about the smell

why did they move there????

Since: Jun 11

Aztec, NM

#11 Aug 9, 2011
"The overall rate of asthma is currently estimated to be 7.85 percent of the population"
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-h...

The lifetime prevalence rate of asthma among adults in San Juan County is 12%, according to BRFSS data (2006/2007);
http://nmhealth.org/PHD/OHPCHI/Health%20Counc...

Higher in San Juan County? Yes. 3 times the national average? Not even close
kids with asthma wrote:
Does everyone know that the rate of asthma in the four corners region is 3 times the national average? Your children in fact all children are at risk from the travesty. Why can't the businesses that are causing this problem pay for it? If the coal industry is causing the problem than why don't they pay? What is all the energy going to be used for...... operating respirators for our children? THe regulations need to be stiffened and the companies that are polluting need to man up and do what is right!

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