Northwest of the Rio Grande valley is the San Juan Basin, the largest coal-bed methane field in the world. Southwest of the valley you’ll find the Permian Basin which is the most prolific hydrocarbon production region in the US, accounting for 30% of the oil and 14% of the gas produced in America.
While rich in carbon-based energy, the region is also rich in wind, solar, and geothermal energy. Additionally it has some of the nation’s most talented nuclear engineers at our national laboratories.
The Northern Rio Grande Corridor stretches from the New Mexico-Colorado border to El Paso, Texas.