Fracking with “Forever Chemicals” in New Mexico April 12, 2023

Evidence Shows Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in New Mexico Wells; Water Risks Especially High for Groundwater-Dependent State

PSR’s latest report on toxic PFAS chemicals in fracking spotlights New Mexico. Eighty percent of state residents get their drinking water from groundwater, making these “forever” chemicals particularly risky.

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Zelosos por Buenas Renovables (Spanish)

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The Santa Fe New Mexican

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Santa Fe New Mexican

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WildEarth Guardians

New Mexico’s fracking water contains cancer-causing chemicals, study says
Santa Fe New Mexican

Get rid of all ‘forever chemicals’
Op-ed by Melissa Troutman, WildEarth Guardians, Santa Fe New Mexican

Governor wants to protect New Mexicans from dangerous “forever chemicals” – but will she include the ones in oil and gas waste as well
WildEarth Guardians

Organization calls for greater scrutiny of oil and gas operations amid PFAS concerns
NM Political Report

‘Forever chemicals’ found in New Mexico oil and gas wells. Could toxify water, study says
Carlsbad Current-Argus

Use of ‘forever chemicals’ is widespread in New Mexico drilling operations, report finds
The Hill

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