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SANTA FE, NM – Thanks to the commitment of Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard, Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham, and her Secretary-designate Sarah Propst Cottrell in making citizens’ and advocates’ voices a part of government, the application for Texas-based Hilcorp Energy Co. to double its well density in the San Juan area will be reconsidered at a hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

On her first day in office, Commissioner Garcia Richard requested that the Oil Conservation Commission (OCC) review its previous decision regarding the Hilcorp application. The three-member state Oil Conservation Commission has agreed to review its decision to allow Hilcorp Energy Co. to increase the density of natural gas wells in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin.

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