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New Mexico oil boom may threaten water

The prospect of shale oil pockets in southeastern New Mexico has made the region an up-and-coming boom area, with barrels of oil suspected to be on par with production in Texas and North Dakota. But experts caution that the risk to water supplies in New Mexico is far greater there than anywhere else.

California’s rural roads among the worst in the nation

Rural roads across the nation are suffering from years of neglect and decreased maintenance funding, and in turn, this affects regional economies, a new report shows. California’s rural byways, moreover, rank among the worst.