New Mexico’s ‘Little Texas’ Booms, Igniting Battles Over Oil Windfall
A frenetic oil boom is revealing a sharp divide between the region producing the oil and those deciding how to spend the wealth.
New Mexico now produces more oil than OPEC members Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea & Gabon combined. More than oil-rich states Alaska or Oklahoma or California I ventured into the NM region called "Little Texas" to see how this boom is playing out
New Mexico is now the country's third biggest oil producer, surpassing California and Alaska. Nice reporting by
here on the state's political debates over how to regulate all this drilling and spend the windfall