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2021
10/18/21 EMNRD’s MMD presented with award for Mine Reclamation and Safeguarding work in New Mexico
10/13/21 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division settles enforcement action with Enterprise Field Services, LLC for failing to report a major release and falsely certifying a closure report
9/25/21 EMNRD Cabinet Secretary visits Turkey Mountains forest management project with partners
9/2/21 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department submits budget proposal to Department of Finance and Administration
9/1/21 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division issues civil penalties to Hilcorp Energy Company
8/30/21 EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division presents 2021 Excellence in Reclamation Awards
8/24/21 Release rule now in effect upon publication in the New Mexico Register
8/19/21 EMNRD and four higher education institutions awarded $750,000 to expand energy conservation code training and education
8/18/21 EMNRD Cabinet Secretary joins Congressional Leaders and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary for Energy Roundtable
8/16/21 Hyde Memorial State Park and Historic District added to National Register of Historic Places
8/11/21 Public appointees join the Natural Lands Protection Committee for the first time in nearly a decade
7/27/21 EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division partners with BLM to complete mine safeguarding project at Cookes Peak
7/23/21 Planned power outage at Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department main office
7/22/21 EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division completes Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Maintenance and Stream Restoration Project
7/22/21 EMNRD launches new website
7/16/21 EMNRD and Santa Fe Community College complete first round of energy code training
7/12/21 Toby Velasquez named director of the New Mexico State Parks Division
7/8/21 Oil Conservation Commission approves changes to release rule
7/1/21 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division completes compliance actions and well plugging
6/17/21 EMNRD launches Climate Risk Map – Produced in partnership with UNM’s Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) the map shows environmental factors in different communities throughout New Mexico
6/14/21 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division issues civil penalties to Enterprise Field Services, LLC for failing to report a major release and falsely certifying a closure report
6/10/21 Climate Change Task Force seeks public input through new online survey
El Grupo de Trabajo sobre Cambio Climático solicita la participación del público
6/10/21 Oil Conservation Commission approves changes to release rules
6/8/21 State Parks Division announces request for proposals for applications to Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership
6/3/21 Details on upcoming Oil Conservation Commission release rule amendments hearing
5/25/21 Natural gas waste reduction rules now in effect
5/17/21 Mining and Minerals Division launches Uranium Mines Dashboard
4/29/21 Mining and Minerals Division approves updated Closure Closeout Plan for Tyrone Mine
4/29/21 Update on natural gas waste reduction rules effective date
4/22/21 EMNRD approves close to 2,000 solar tax credits in first year of implementation
4/13/21 EMNRD applauds introduction of orphaned well clean-up bills in U.S. House and Senate
3/31/21 Oil Conservation Division Hiring Key Compliance Positions
3/25/21 Oil Conservation Commission Approves EMNRD’s Final Natural Gas Waste Reduction Rules
3/23/21 Update on Oil Conservation Commission natural gas waste reduction rules hearing
3/14/21 Mining Act Forfeiture Fund passes Senate with bipartisan support
3/14/21 Prescribed Burning Act passes Senate with bipartisan support
3/12/21 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division settles enforcement action with Harvest Midstream Company for reporting violations
3/9/21 EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division completes Tin Pan Canyon Project
3/8/21 EMNRD announces new General Counsel
2/23/21 Mining Act Forfeiture Fund passes House with bipartisan support
2/16/21 Update on Oil Conservation Commission natural gas waste reduction rules hearing
2/11/21 Prescribed Burning Act passes House with bipartisan support
2/8/21 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to present budget before HAFC and SFC
2/4/21 Grid Modernization Advisory Group draft white papers now available for public review
2/1/21 EMNRD announces retirement of State Parks Director
1/28/21 Mining Act Forfeiture Fund an EMNRD priority for 2021 session
Mining Act Forfeiture Fund Fact Sheet
1/21/21 Update on Oil Conservation Commission natural gas waste reduction rules hearing
1/20/21 New Mexico Climate Change Task Force co-chairs issue statement on United States rejoining the Paris Agreement
1/19/21 Prescribed Burning Act an EMNRD priority for 2021 session
Prescribed Burning Act Fact Sheet
1/13/21 Oil Conservation Division Hiring Key Positions
1/12/21 Executive Budget Recommendation includes key climate initiatives
EMNRD budget fact sheet
1/12/21 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division settles enforcement action with San Juan Resources for alleged permit violation
1/5/21 Changes to lake access at Eagle Nest Lake State Park
1/5/21 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to host Rio Grande Trail Commission Meeting
2020
12/21/20 Additional details on upcoming Oil Conservation Commission natural gas waste reduction rules hearing
12/17/20 New Mexico moves up nine positions in national ranking of energy efficiency programs
12/14/20 EMNRD and NMED announce waste emissions app
12/14/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division issues civil penalty to Harvest Midstream Company for failing to report a major release
12/9/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division launches paperless initiative
12/3/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division settles enforcement action with Matador Production for alleged permit violation
12/2/20 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to hold Grid Modernization Advisory Group informational webinar
Meeting presentation
11/23/20 Online portal for produced water data reporting goes live
11/23/20 Safety improvement project slated for Lakeshore Road at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
11/19/20 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department presents budget proposal to Legislative Finance Committee
10/30/20 Climate Change Task Force report to Governor released
10/29/20 Oil Conservation Commission to discuss holding a hearing on proposed natural gas waste reduction rules
10/15/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division releases proposed natural gas waste reduction rules
10/14/20 Grant opens door to find ways to improve our land, water and economy
10/7/20 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to receive funds for Economic and Energy Diversification position
09/24/20 Microgrid solar project underway at Hyde Memorial State Park
09/04/20 Oil Conservation Commission approves produced water rule changes
09/01/20 Mining and Minerals Division Initiating Three Safeguarding and Reclamation Projects
08/25/20 Applications for the Solar Market Development Income Tax Credit Now Live
08/17/20 Mining and Minerals Division presents 2020 Excellence in Reclamation Awards
08/15/20 Employees at Ute Lake State Park test positive for COVID-19
08/13/20 Lujan Grisham administration condemns federal rollbacks of methane regulations
08/06/20 NMED and EMNRD announce extension to public input period on draft emissions and waste rules
08/03/20 Updated meeting information for listening session on proposed emissions rules
Full video of August 6, 2020 listening session (use password Publicmeeting0806 to access)
EMNRD and NMED presentation from listening session
08/01/20 Statement on Oil Conservation Commission produced water rules
07/27/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division issues civil penalty to Matador Production for commingling oil production without a permit
07/27/20 Oil Conservation Commission to hold hearing on updates to produced water rules
07/22/20 EMNRD’s Energy Conservation and Management Division to hold hearing on Solar Market Development Income Tax Credit Rulemaking
07/20/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division releases draft methane rule
07/16/20 Oil Conservation Commission to hold hearing on updates to produced water rules
07/02/20 Overnight Camping at State Parks to Remain Closed Through July 15th
07/01/20 New Mexico Receives First Alternative Fuel Corridors Recognition Facilitated by EMNRD and NM Department of Transportation
06/18/20 Overnight Camping at State Parks to Remain Closed Through July 4th
06/17/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division Partners with EOG Resources on Flaring Reduction Pilot Test
06/15/20 EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division Awarded Abandoned Mine Land Federal Funding
06/10/20 EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division issues civil penalties for illegal dumping of produced water
05/28/20 State Parks Announces Timeline for Reopening Most Remaining Parks (Additional Parks to reopen for day-use on May 30th and June 1st)
05/22/20 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department statement on Interior Department extending public comment timeline on the Farmington Area Resource Management Plan
05/20/20 Full recording of Methane Advisory Panel Public meeting held May 19th
05/18/20 Additional Details on Methane Advisory Panel Public Meeting webcast on May 19th
Presentation: Developing New Mexico’s Methane Strategy
MAP Public Meeting: Final Agenda
Presentation: “Contractor Industry Status” Jason Sandel, Aztec Well Servicing
Slide: “Methane Emissions in the Permian basin” Elizabeth Paranhos, Environmental Defense Fund
Presentation: Tom Singer, Western Environmental Law Center
05/14/20 Phased Reopening of State Parks Continues May 15th (Nine additional Parks open for day-use)
04/30/20 Phased Reopening of State Parks to Begin May 1st
04/30/20 EMNRD Oil Conservation Division Announces Additional Guidance on Compliance
04/28/20 EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division Secures Hole from Old Mining Activity Outside Animal Humane Society Shelter
04/27/20 Methane Advisory Panel Public Meeting to be held via webcast May 19th
04/22/20 EMNRD Oil Conservation Division Announces Venting and Flaring Map
04/13/20 Oil Conservation Division Hiring Key Positions (Five new positions listed as reorganization of the Division continues)
04/07/20 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Office Updates (State Parks to remain closed through April 30th)
03/31/20 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department requests Interior Department extend public comment timeline on the Farmington Area Resource Management Plan (Plan includes Chaco region)
03/20/20 Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Office Updates
03/20/20 Full Recording of Community Impacts Meeting Webcast, March 19
03/18/20 Webcast Details for Community Impacts Meeting on March 19
Community Impacts Meeting Presentation for March 19 – updated
03/15/20 New Mexico State Parks closed through April 9, 2020
03/13/20 Community Impacts Meeting on March 19 to be held via webcast
03/12/20 Overnight camping at State Parks suspended through April 9, 2020
03/10/20 New Mexico submits comments opposing changes to the National Environmental Policy Act
03/02/20 State agencies continue stakeholder process on methane regulatory strategy
02/25/20 Rule authorizing Oil Conservation Division to assess civil penalties for Oil and Gas Act violations is now in effect
02/18/20 New forestry business founded in Albuquerque
02/05/20 Earth Science Achievement Awards Presented by EMNRD and New Mexico Tech
02/03/20 Clayton Lake State Park and Dinosaurs Trackways: Official Name Change Effective Today
01/22/20 Jerry Schoeppner Named Mining and Minerals Director
01/16/20 Oil Conservation Commission adopts rule authorizing civil penalties for Oil and Gas Act violations
01/14/20 Ground Water Protection Council Analyzes Oil Conservation Division UIC Program
01/14/20 Oil Conservation Division Hiring Key Positions
2019
12/20/19 Methane Advisory Panel releases draft technical report for public comment
12/17/19 Lujan Grisham administration averts layoffs, saves jobs in Grants area
11/21/19 Climate Change Task Force report to Governor released
11/18/19 Carlsbad Brine Well Remediation Project Update Week of November 18
11/14/19 Federal-State partnership in New Mexico aims to take collaboration to the next level
09/10/19 EMNRD’s Energy Conservation and Management Division Receives “Race to the Top” Award
09/06/19 EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division Presents 2019 Excellence in Reclamation Awards
08/29/19 New Mexico Selected by National Governors Association for Policy Academy to Modernize Electric Grid
08/09/19 State Parks Division Announces Multi-Year Campaign at Hyde Memorial State Park
08/05/19 State Parks Division to make multi-year campaign announcement at Hyde Memorial State Park
07/25/19 State agencies extend stakeholder engagement on oil and gas methane regulatory strategy
07/01/19 Senate Bill 553, Establishing a Fees Schedule, Goes Into Effect July 1, 2019
06/20/19 Collaboration between EMNRD Divisions expands renewable energy
06/18/19 Secretary Cottrell Propst Attends “Western Energy Imbalance Market Regional Issues Forum Carbon Workshop” in California
06/13/19 Free Admission to State Museums and Parks for Foster Families Begins June 14
06/11/19 New Mexico Oil Conservation Division and XTO Energy partner for safety training
06/07/19 State agencies begin stakeholder process on methane regulatory strategy
05/28/19 Secretary Cottrell Propst Attends “Just Transitions for Coal-Dependent Communities in the Southwest” Workshop at Arizona State University
04/30/19 Third Member of Oil Conservation Commission Named
04/09/19 Christy Tafoya Named Director of State Parks Division
04/04/19 Largemouth Bass Spawning Cove Closure at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
04/03/19 Susan Torres Named New Public Information Officer
04/02/19 Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Boating
03/20/19 EMNRD Announces Oil Conservation Division Director
03/11/19 EMNRD Announces State Forester
03/01/19 Heron and El Vado Lakes Closed to Ice Fishing Deteriorating Ice Conditions Deemed Unsafe
03/01/19 16th Annual Camp Furlong Day at Pancho Villa State Park March 9th
02/28/19 Eagle Nest Lake Closed to Ice Fishing Deteriorating Ice Conditions Deemed Unsafe
02/15/19 Senate Confirms Sarah Cottrell Propst as Cabinet Secretary of Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department
02/13/19 30th Anniversary Celebration at Brantley Lake State Park 
01/31/19 Heron Lake State Park Opens to Ice Fishing on February 1
01/14/19 NM State Parks Offers Free Day Use Admission for Furloughed Federal Workers
01/11/19 Celebrate Maggie Bear’s Birthday at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
01/10/19 Fenton Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing
01/04/19 Nature in Winter Festival at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
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