Santa Fe Reporter: “Morning Word: Basin Talk”

A morning newsletter includes a segment about a new report and blog post published by RFF researchers about how the federal government could help New Mexico transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Oct. 25, 2023

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Resources magazine examines what the country’s changing energy landscape will mean for New Mexico’s “energy communities,” aka the communities dependent on the oil and gas industries in the San Juan and Permian basin communities. Researchers at the nonprofit environmental organization Resources for the Future, which publishes the magazine, spoke to an array of stakeholders—from workers to advocates—regarding their views on how the federal government can “contribute to economic resilience” for such communities. The story accompanies RFF’s August report analyzing both the state’s history of reliance on the oil and gas industry, as well as its ongoing efforts to diversify that reliance as part of its transition plans to more sustainable forms of energy.

[The segment continues with more information about the RFF findings.]

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