Senate committee to hear fracking bill

February 27, 2013 • Local News

The state Senate Conservation Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 2 p.m. today that would ban horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New Mexico.

SB 547, sponsored by Sen. William Soules, D-Las Cruces, would amend the Oil and Gas Act to prohibit the practice better known as “fracking.”

Fracking injects fluid at a high pressure underground into rock formations to extract oil and gas. Soules Login to read more

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