New Mexico hearing begins for next round of oil, gas rules

New Mexico is now the nation's second largest oil producing state, and environmental officials say more needs to be done to rein in pollution from the industry.

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Turkey and Cyprus monitor 'oil sheen' after Syria leak

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Leaded petrol era ‘officially over’ as Algeria ends pump sales

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Judge’s order forces Interior Department to revive drilling lease sales on federal lands and waters

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Recommendations target US oil, gas leasing across the West

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Greg Muttitt: How can Britain commit to net zero and still drill for millions more barrels of oil?

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