Monday, June 9, 2008

"County Approves Resolution Oposing Potential Oil Drilling In Ortero, NM"--El Paso Times

"By Gustavo Reveles Acosta
The El Paso Commissioner Court today voted 4 to 1 to approve a resolution opposing the potential drilling for oil and natural gas in the Otero Mesa of New Mexico.

Commissioners said they supported a movement to seek federal protection of the mesa by the U.S. Congress.

Commissioner Dan Haggerty voted against the motion, saying the country is currently in a gas crisis.

Environmentalists told commissioners the mesa is a potential water source for the county."