Natural resources

Heather Richards

Reporter

202-446-0473

Heather covers offshore energy — oil, natural gas and wind — and drilling on public lands for E&E. She previously covered energy and the environment for The Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming.

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OIL AND GAS

N.M. drilling boom squeezes local communities

When a federal oil and gas lease sale in New Mexico netted $1 billion last year, it was touted by administration officials as a win in President Trump's "energy dominance" agenda. But those caught in the middle of the oil boom say it's slamming local resources and changing the nature of a rural community.