News Archives

Report: Oil and gas development on southern New Mexico’s Otero Mesa isn’t worth the effort (Associated Press 10-21-09)
New Mexico Magazine Article on Otero Mesa (PDF 9-09)
Greens win latest Otero Mesa legal ruling (NM Business Weekly 9-09)
Otero Mesa victory could be far reaching (Santa Fe New Mexican 4-29-09)
US appeals court sides with NM in Otero Mesa fight (Associated Press, 4-29-09)
10th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on Otero Mesa (PDF 4-28-09)
Report: Potential Impacts of Energy Development in New Mexico-Otero County (Headwaters Economics 4-09)
Burning Cathedrals for Firewood (NM Business Weekly 3-13-09)

Moratorium Critical for Otero Mesa (Ruidoso News 6-5-07)
Otero Mesa Decision Warrants Moratorium (T or C Herald 6-07)
Moratorium on the Mesa? (Alamogordo Daily News 5-24-07)
Senators, Udall seek to put off drilling on Otero Mesa (Santa Fe New Mexican 5-23-07)
Moratorium a good idea (Alamogordo Daily News 4-21-07)
Aquifer is key to city (Alamogordo Daily News 4-19-07)
Survey finds tourism potential in city growth (Alamogordo Daily News 4-15-07)

Drilling on Otero Mesa Could Jeopardize Water (Alamogordo Daily News 6-2-06)
Small Potatoes, Fresh Water and Otero Mesa (Timberon Mountain Times 2-06)

NM, Texas Bidding For Share of Aquifer (Albuquerque Journal 12-4-05)
Opinion, December 2005 (Ruidoso Daily Record)
Debating the Future of Otero Mesa (Roswell Daily Record 8-05)
New Mexico Won’t Go Down Without a Fight Over Drilling (L.A. Times 4-28-05)
Ignoring interests to push a big oil agenda (Los Alamos Monitor 2-8-05)
Otero Mesa Battle Continues (Las Cruces Sun-Times 2-7-05)
Keeping Out of the Otero Mesa (New York Times 2-4-05)
U.S. Brushes Aside NM Drilling Protests (New York Times 1-25-05)
Drilling Plan OKd for Rare Desert Land (L.A. Times 1-25-05)

Richardson to Protect Otero Mesa (Albuquerque Journal 2-1-04)

Ranchers Join Fight To Limit Drilling at Otero Mesa (Albuquerque Journal 4-31-03)
Governor supports protecting Otero Mesa (Alamogordo Daily News 2-23-03)

A Unique Space: Some Groups Seek to Preserve Otero Mesa (Carlsbad Current-Argus 11-10-02)


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