#BidenBadLuck in New Mexico

Posted: January 23, 2021 by datechguy in Uncategorized

To the best of my knowledge New Mexico is not a state where fraud of any level that might have anything to do with the results of the last election meaning that the people on New Mexico of their own free will choose Joe Biden to be the 46th President of the United State:

And lo and behold what is their reward?

President Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other public programs hinges on the industry’s success.

Top Republicans in the state as well as local leaders in communities that border the Permian Basin — one of the most productive regions in the U.S. — say any moves to make permanent the suspension would be economically devastating for the state. Half of New Mexico’s production happens on federal land and amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties each year.

But have no fear New Mexico, those jobs unlike the ones that are disappearing from the Keystone Pipeline business aren’t going away, they’re likely just moving slightly to the east.

Steve Pearce, chairman of the state Republican Party, said drilling was beginning to pick up in New Mexico’s share of the Permian Basin because of rising oil prices. But he said he’s concerned that activity could evaporate.

“I think we’re going to see companies choosing not to invest in New Mexico and take their jobs and drilling to Texas just 3 miles away,” Pearce said. “They can just scoot across the border where they don’t have federal lands.”

I guess it’s just some more of that “Biden bad luck” for the people of New Mexico. Unexpectedly of course.

Glenn Reynolds has a different description for those New Mexico supporting Biden voters consisting of a single word that rhymes with a popular brand of Jelly.

  1. NM politics are crooked as all get out.

  2. Pod Hamp says:

    Hard for me to gather much sympathy for New Mexico, a Blue state of longstanding status. Oh and by the way, thousands and thousands of landowners and mineral rights holders in states like Texas and Oklahoma are looking forward to watching those sweet sweet oil royalty checks increase in coming months.

    Good to see Juliette here in the site, even if only for a comment.