Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

In April 2019, I was appointed as the Public Information Officer of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). Being part of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration has truly been the honor of my career to date. With an ambitious climate agenda and a commitment to collaboration, we’ve accomplished a significant amount of real change in just under 3 years.

EMNRD has 5 public facing Divisions: Energy Conservation and Management, Forestry, Mining and Minerals, Oil Conservation, and State Parks. As the Public Information Officer I am responsible for promoting our work, writing talking points for speeches and events, updating the website, and promoting our work on social media. Below are some of our biggest initiatives and media coverage.

Press Releases:

Lujan Grisham administration averts layoffs, saves jobs in Grants

Collaboration between EMNRD Divisions expands
renewable energy

Oil Conservation Commission adopts rule authorizing civil
penalties for Oil and Gas Act violations

New Forestry Business Founded in Albuquerque

New Mexico Receives First Alternative Fuel Corridors
Recognition Facilitated by EMNRD and NM Department of

Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to Receive
Funds for Economic and Energy Diversification Position

Oil Conservation Commission Approves EMNRD’s Final Natural
Gas Waste Reduction Rules

EMNRD approves close to 2,000 solar tax credits in first
year of implementation

Mining and Minerals Division launches Uranium Mines

EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division completes
Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Maintenance and
Stream Restoration Project

EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division issues civil penalties
to Hilcorp Energy Company

Press Clips:

EMNRD launches interactive climate change map

OCD has issued 23 complaints resulting in fines against oil and gas companies

As Feds Step Back, New Mexico Steps Up With Tough Methane Rule

Permian Basin oil and gas operator agrees to pay $90,000 in fines to New Mexico regulator

Reclamation project on old coal mine complete

Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe put on national registry of historic places

New Mexico, Permian Basin oil and gas environmental concerns heard at UN’s COP26 summit

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