I am spending a good part of the week in Santa Fe working on legislation for my state office. We are attempting to pass a State Natural Resource Damage Act to supplement the Federal Act we work under. It will better help us protect ground water. Our job is to restore damaged ground water resources. It is a complex process but it can be very effective.
The law is being opposed by the New Mexico State Land Office. Go figure. I would think that the Land Commissioner would worry about his own problems with legislation. Numerous bills have been introduced to enact oversight on Commissioner Lyons because of his problems with lack of openness in dealing with other government agencies and many citizens. Theswe reform bills are really needed.