Damn! It only took one day for Susana Martinez to start delivering for her mega donors to the campaign. Her first policy decision wasn't one that showed concern for New Mexicans at large. No, the first thing out of her mouth was that she would trash New Mexico's Environmental Improvement Board vote to join a regional 'cap and trade' program aimed at lessening climate change. Of course that means her oil and gas contributors immediately pulled the strings on their very own Governor. This is a really bad omen. Now she will most likely move to gut the 'Pit Rule" that protects ground water from oil pollution and drilling waste.
Well Susana, we are anxiously awaiting the birth of our first grandchild. Your position effectively diminishes that kid's quality of life in the future. All for keeping the oil and gas industry in the money and deep profits. Did you think of children when you said this? Did you think of all those scientists who are warning world leaders to get off fossil fuels? Did you think of New Mexico's own climate future which portends drought and water shortages? No, you apparently did not. Did you even give a second thought to this decision or did the oil boys just lead you by the nose?
And so Yates Petroleum owns the Governor's office.