Here are a week's worth of big-time serious news, collected the New Mexico Political Report, a newsletter.
•On Sunday, wastewater from a well operated by BPX in southern Colorado leaked into the Animas Citizens Ditch and Animas River. As a precaution, the cities of Farmington and Aztecboth shut down the intake pumps that draw drinking water from the river. The Durango Herald and Farmington Daily Times
That's the same river system that took the hit from the Gold King Mine spill.
• Fortunately, no one was hurt on Wednesday at a Noble Energy site when thousands of gallons of diesel fuel ignited inWeld County, Colorado. Smoke was visible in Denver and residents living within a mile of the accident were evacuated. ABC Denver Blair Miller
(BTW, Colorado’s recent amendment requiring oil and gas wells be set back 2,500 fee…