Mon, 25 October 2021
With oil, you get gas. That's just how nature works. With access, you get influence. That's just how politics works. Cody Nelson has reported for Source NM on how access and influence, spiced with healthy splashes of campaign contributions, works for New Mexico's oil and gas industry. State revenues from taxes on oil and gas extraction mean even more. Environmentalists say state officials are less open to them than they are to lobbyists from the energy industry, and they have evidence. The story, in depth on HERE & THERE -- coming up next.