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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

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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“Bait and Switch” Decisions Hurt New Mexico

PRC decision could hurt New Mexico’s business reputation: A recent decision by the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) could leave Facebook on the hook to cover half the cost of an $85 million transmission line, a conclusion that Facebook says could affect the company’s long term operations in the state. 

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Californi-cation of NM: ABQ wants to ban straws & more

The Albuquerque City Council will be voting on a bill to prohibit single use plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, and Styrofoam takeout containers.  It is one of the most restrictive bans in the country. 
 
This ordinance is scheduled to be heard Monday, April 15, at 5 p.m. at Albuquerque City Hall.  

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