Sep 17, 2019
On this week's discussion podcast, Paul shares details about his recent trip to
Carlsbad for the Mayor's Energy Conference including an appearance
from former Gov. Susana Martinez as well as a talk by Gov.
Lujan-Grisham. Paul and Wally
briefly discuss the drastic increase in oil prices in the wake of
the attack in Saudi Arabia and the point made repeatedly at the
conference that the Permian Basin is the "safest" oil source in the
The State of New Mexico is taking on the issue of ground-level
ozone. The good news is that ozone levels are already falling and
have been for some time. Regulations tend to last far beyond their
utility. CAFE standards are one area on which President Trump is
trying to restore reasonableness.
Christina Sandefur spoke in Albuquerque and discussed the
importance of property rights including two big issues that the Rio
Grande Foundation has had tangible success on.
Finally, President Trump is in New Mexico. He clearly thinks
he can win the State. Wally and Paul
discuss how the Electoral College makes New
Mexico relevant in presidential races and whether Trump can indeed
win New Mexico's 5 electoral votes.