Left wing freakout over $100K state contract to “reduce dependence on oil and gas”

At least one lefty group is VERY upset that a $100,000 contract has been given to a lobbying firm that represents Chevron and ConocoPhillips. The grant is to develop a plan to diversify New Mexico “away from the state’s current dependence on oil and gas.”

The only people who should be outraged are New Mexico taxpayers for this abject waste of their money. Considering the benefits to oil and gas for our civilization New Mexicans should be very proud of the industry.

However, we at the Rio Grande Foundation could easily come up with a plan to move New Mexico away from oil and gas (and while we don’t take state funding, we could do it for much less than $100K).