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  • Bernalillo County Commissioners Push Forward With Sick Leave Bill In Spite Of Opposition
    Bernalillo County Commissioners Push Forward With Sick Leave Bill In Spite Of Opposition

    A cancelled meeting by the Bernalillo County Commission on Monday may robbed local business owners and community members of their chance to have their voices heard on the proposed county sick leave bill before the announced vote on June 25. You can send an email to Commissioners easily HERE.

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  • NMBC's support for re-use of oilfield ‘Produced Water’ leading to exciting opportunities...
    NMBC's support for re-use of oilfield ‘Produced Water’ leading to exciting opportunities...

    Wyoming-based startup, Encore Green Environmental, is pursuing an ambitious pilot project aimed at cleaning up and re-using waste water from the booming oil and gas operations of southeastern New Mexico. The program has the potential to generate more than 40 billion gallons of new water resources annually and use it to increase vegetation for ranching and erosion control. Along with others, NMBC supported HB 546 'Fluid Oil & Gas Waste Act' during the 2019 legislative session, encouraging grass root support from around the state, and the effort paid off.

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  • Trump Follows Through On Requests From Manufacturers
    Trump Follows Through On Requests From Manufacturers

    In the early days of President Trump’s term, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) presented policy makers with a list of regulations they wanted addressed or rewritten. Now, two years later, the administration has modified, delayed, or done away with 85% of those regulations to the great benefit on American manufacturers. 

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  • Bernalillo County Commissioners Introduce New Sick Leave Bill, Revive Plastic Ban Debate
    Bernalillo County Commissioners Introduce New Sick Leave Bill, Revive Plastic Ban Debate

    County Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins and Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley introduced a new business-related bill this week that would require employers to grant sick leave to all employees, including part-timers and seasonal employees – at least 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.

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  • Albuquerque's Crime Problem Hurts The State Business Environment
    Albuquerque's Crime Problem Hurts The State Business Environment

    Crime rates in Albuquerque have long been a metropolitan issue, but affect the business environment statewide. The Albuquerque Journal points out just how jarring the stats are with a headline that reads “In Bernalillo County: 114 people shot in 112 days.” While the crime rate is lower in other parts of our state, these types of headlines impact the view of our state and whether or not businesses choose to relocate or open here.

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  • Methane emissions FALL amidst increased oil and gas production
    Methane emissions FALL amidst increased oil and gas production

    The New Mexican oil and gas industry continues to do great work for our state. In spite of increased levels of natural gas consumption nationwide, the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1992. New Mexico's oil and gas industry is making incredible progress in reducing methane emissions as production surges in our own portion of the Permian Basin - the world's top producing oilfield and some of the highest natural gas production in the country. 

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