New Mexico

“New Mexico has a dire need to improve the business climate, provide access to more jobs and help the poorest families in the state afford energy. Fortunately, the more we support local energy development, and the more we encourage policymakers to support the infrastructure we need to move it safely, the more low-cost energy we can bring to market, directly helping our local community. Diversifying our energy economy will generate more jobs with good-paying salaries and lower energy costs for families and business while helping to create a cleaner and more prosperous New Mexico.”

– Victoria Gonzales, Consumer Energy Alliance

While New Mexico New Mexico has been fairly stagnant in oil and gas production over the last 10 years, after a year of reinvigoration, it is now the third largest oil and gas producer in the U.S. Learn More

New Mexico News

Ripple Effects of Targeting a Single Industry Hit the Entire Economy

With the stroke of a pen, thousands of union construction jobs modernizing our nation's energy transmission system were eliminated.  CEA's David Holt looks at how this one action impacts the entire economy. In this case,...
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Texas Energy Crisis a Wake-Up Call for Policymakers

As Texas begins to recover from mass power outages, CEA's David Holt looks at the necessity of designing a robust energy system that delivers affordable and reliable service, using the best each form of...

The Rod Arquette Show with David Holt

CEA's David Holt appeared on The Rod Arquette Show to talk about the negative effects of oil and gas lease bans on federal lands will have on the American economy. Listen here - 105.9 KNRS

Give Thanks for Energy; Think of Those Who Can’t Afford It

CEA's Matt Gonzales talks about the energy burden faced by New Mexicans living at or below the poverty line this holiday season. Many of us can be thankful we have enough money to avoid having...

New Mexico Can’t Abandon Oil and Gas

CEA New Mexico director Matt Gonzales examines why federal leasing is important to New Mexico's economy, how it funds education, and how a federal ban on leasing will have negative consequences for the future...