Jeff Apodaca on Energy & Oil
Fracking ok for now; move away from oil & gas over time
If there was heat, it came on energy issues and campaign financing. Apodaca faced boos on the issue of fracking, shorthand for the natural gas extraction process more formally known as hydraulic fracturing,
after he didn't immediately decry the practice, which produces massive amounts of wastewater, and instead suggested working with oil and gas companies, investing together, in renewable energies.
"I agree with you we have to move away from oil and gas," he said, "but we can't do it overnight.
We have to start investing back into ourselves to expand our economy so we're not dependent on oil and gas."
Source: Santa Fe New Mexican on 2018 New Mexico governor debate
, Jan 23, 2018
Old and new energy industries must adapt
Apodaca noted that oil and gas exploration make up 35 percent of the state's economy and cannot be replaced. Apodaca said he would work with those industries to invest in technology that would recapture fugitive methane.
He also highlighted opportunities for developing renewable energy, such as solar power.
Source: Farmington Daily Times on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial race
, Aug 3, 2017
Solar power will bring money & jobs
New Mexico is the 2nd sunniest state, yet 48th when it comes to renewable energy production. That's crazy.
If we invest into a strength, our beautiful sunshine, we have the capability to generate enough clean energy to power other states while fueling job creation at home. We will turn New Mexico around by investing in ourselves.
Source: NMPolitics.net OpEd for 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial race
, Jul 17, 2017
Page last updated: Jun 23, 2018