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Well permits suspended to reduce earthquakes in West Texas

Injecting saltwater back into the ground “is likely contributing to recent seismic activity,” the Railroad Commission of Texas has said.
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Mewbourne Oil Company faces $5.5M fine for New Mexico air pollution

Tyler, Texas-based Mewbourne Oil Company has been fined $5.5 million by federal authorities for violating air pollution regulations at its fossil fuel facilities in the Permian Basin across New Mexico and West Texas, reports Adrian Hedden for the Carlsbad Current-Argus.

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Developer confirms funding for massive Rio Grande gas terminal

The Port of Brownsville was the last major deepwater port of Texas still undeveloped by large fossil fuel projects. Dylan Baddour has the story for Inside Climate News.
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Developer confirms funding for massive Rio Grande gas terminal

The Port of Brownsville was the last major deepwater port of Texas still undeveloped by large fossil fuel projects.

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Lawsuit: State allowance on oil and gas violates New Mexico Constitution

In a complaint spanning 100 pages, environmental groups, youth activists and individuals from the Pueblos, the Permian Basin and Navajo Nation sued the state of New Mexico, top officials and rulemaking bodies on oil and gas.
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Here's what we know about New Mexico's oil and gas pollution inquiries

Violations of state air pollution rules have been reported throughout southeast New Mexico’s Permian Basin according to a database published by the state’s Environment Department detailing active and resolved cases.

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Despite rules, New Mexico oil and gas producers keep polluting

Driving around the Permian Basin in early February, it was impossible to miss. New Mexico has increased its oil production tenfold since 2010 and was the first major oil-producing state to surpass its pre-pandemic output levels.

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