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Politics Notebook: Ad attacks Martinez on missed oil well inspections

By September 24, 2016People & Health
By Deborah Baker  | Albuquerque Journal

The latest in a series of TV ads attacking Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for her environmental record cites Journal stories from 2013 about the state’s allowing oil and gas companies to skip required state inspections of electrical systems at their well sites.
It’s the third such ad from the ProgressNow NM Education Fund, and this time it’s done in conjunction with Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund.
They say they want to highlight the “unfettered influence” that Martinez’s donors have on public policy. The ad says the governor took almost $1 million from the oil and gas industry when she was first elected in 2010. Data from the National Institute On Money In State Politics puts that figure at $973,885.
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