ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gov. Michele Lujan Grisham’s recent move to replace seven Interstate Stream Commission members could change how water issues are handled in New Mexico.
ISC director Rolf Schmidt-Petersen, whom the governor appointed in June, said he was excited about the new group.
“They all bring a tremendous amount of experience,” Schmidt-Petersen said of the appointees, adding that each person has in-depth knowledge about state, federal and tribal water issues.
The new ISC director said the commission’s focus is interstate water compacts and water planning in New Mexico.