Tracking Oil And Gas Spills In New Mexico

May 22, 2014

The new interactive map put out by the Center for Western Priorities shows oil and gas spills in New Mexico.
Credit Center for Western Priorities

The oil and gas industry is booming in New Mexico. Journalist Laura Paskus sat down with KUNM's Rita Daniels to talk about a new interactive map that shows where oil and gas spills have happened. The map, which helps us visualize the impacts the energy explosion is having on the land, was created by the Center for Western Priorities. Paskus recently published an article in the Santa Fe Reporter that explains why state regulators are unable to hold producers accountable for their accidents.