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'Cooperation' theme evident at summit

Maddy Hayden | Carlsbad Current-Argus

The theme of this year's Carlsbad Mayor's Oil and Gas Summit, "cooperation," was evident in many of the speeches given.

Speakers called for cooperation among New Mexico's legislators, the general public and the oil and gas industry and, most notably, between the federal and state governments.

New Mexico Lieutenant Gov. John Sanchez accused the federal government and its various entities of over-regulating the industry, with "common sense" being a catchphrase throughout his presentation. Full Story