Why Do Anti-Fracking Politicians Hate New Mexico Schools?
We all support better schools for our kids, right? And better pay for teachers? Well, most of us do. The fringey-fringe that wants to ban fracking apparently can’t put two and two together (shocker, we know).
You see, in states like New Mexico, oil and gas provide critical funding for education. Like, a lot. Unsurprisingly, people in New Mexico support oil and gas because they don’t hate children.
But what about all those wacky politicians calling for fracking bans and ending fossil fuel development on public lands? What they’re really saying is: sorry New Mexico, your schools are toast because blah blah Al Gore blah blah Green New Deal something something.
Don’t believe us? Here’s what Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, who represents southeast New Mexico, recently said in response to several candidates for President declaring that they would end fracking:
“I know that if we were to shut down oil and gas drilling in New Mexico today, we’d have to shut down our schools tomorrow, statewide.”
Torres Small would know, too. Her district includes the Permian Basin, which just happens to be the highest producing oilfield in the entire friggin world.
The next time you hear a politician “boldly” declare that we need a Green New Deal or a fracking ban or any other crazypants anti-fossil fuel policy, it’s probably worth asking him or her: what’s your problem with public schools?