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Herrell defends New Mexico oil and gas against climate change concerns

Yvette Herrell rose quickly through the ranks of the Republican Party in Congress since she was elected in 2020 to represent New Mexico’s oil rich Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is hoping to translate two years of defending fossil fuels into reelection in November.

Herrell’s district encompasses large swaths of southern New Mexico containing the oilfields of the Permian Basin – the U.S.’ busiest fossil fuel region.

Subsequently, the native of Alamogordo’s time in Congress was largely defined by her support of oil and gas, and her efforts to push to reduce what the congresswoman characterized as “red tape” and regulatory obstacles for American energy development.

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