SANTA FE, N.M. – In response to former New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn moving to work at the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, the lobbying arm of the oil and gas industry in our state, CVNM’s Political & Legislative Director Ben Shelton released the following statement:

“This move by Ryan Flynn confirms what his tenure as Secretary of the Environment Department suggested: Ryan Flynn is most interested in protecting oil and gas industry profits without any consideration for negative impacts on New Mexican families. This move validates the position of every advocate and elected official who opposed Flynn’s appointment in the first place, and is a damning testament to the misplaced priorities of Governor Susana Martinez, who thought Flynn was right for the job in the first place.”

Contact: Liliana Castillo at 575-219-9619 or Liliana@CVNM.org

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