There are a few questions I would like to ask Steve Pearce. This comes on the heels of the not so surprising revelation that the oil and gas industry is supporting him heavily against Tom Udall for the Senate seat being given up by another good friend of Oil, Pete Domenici.
Pearce is heavily involved in the Oil and Gas industry so he wants them to keep their subsidies and access to public lands. Even wilderness quality lands. Pearce wants everything opened for drilling. So, here are my questions.
Steve, do you or any of the companies you are involved with have any public land leases for oil and gas? If so, where are they and are they being produced or held for speculation?
Why do you want to open wilderness and conservation quality lands for development when there are over 1.2 million acres in New Mexico that are leased right now but have never been developed? Can you give me the reasoning on this?
Let's hope someone in the media asks Pearce these questions.
Yes, I know that Oil and Gas businessman Harry Teague, who is running for Congress as a Democrat in the oil patch, might be asked the same thing. So lets ask him too!