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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.

Court broadens reach of federal Clean Water Act to include groundwater

In a recent case the appeals court ruled that, while state law governs groundwater use, if wastewater passes through it on its way to the ocean, rivers or lakes, it is regulated by the Clean Water Act. The February 1 ruling, issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, reflects uncertainty as to how extensive the Clean Water Act should be.

RCAC Loan Fund lends nearly $20 million to rural communities

West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 25 loans totaling more than $19 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The loans will support a wide range of community development projects. For example, one loan will support a new mechanical wastewater treatment plant in Colorado; and another will support a rural Utah school’s expansion.