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SANTA FE – Skyrocketing oil and natural gas production in southeastern New Mexico continues to produce record-setting state revenue. A broad coalition of agricultural and environmental groups believe some of that money should help restore the state’s land and water.
Senate Bill 102, the New Mexico Agricultural and Natural Resources Trust Fund Act, would direct a portion of the state’s oil and gas revenue surplus to a permanent fund for habitat restoration and sustainable agriculture projects in the state.
Bill sponsor Sen. Steven Neville, R-Aztec, joined representatives from the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts and several other groups at the Roundhouse on Tuesday to show support for the bill.