Have you seen them? The TV commercials currently filling the airways saying how the oil and gas industry cares about New Mexico and how they make us strong financially. They even take credit for clean air and water in our state. They would have you believe they are being charged to much to do business in the Land of Enchantment. They prey on people's ignorance about taxes and royalties. Remember, royalties are a payment for the publicly owned resources taken out of the ground. Same with severance taxes. They are severing resources from the ground and they should pay for it. Right? Not in their handbook though.
P.S. The Journal has done a few decent in depth stories recently that reminds me of their glory days as a real newspaper. How did that happen?