Steve Pearce hopes to build oil refinery in New Mexico

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WASHINGTON (KRQE) – Steve Pearce is looking to the White House for help.

The Republican congressman has pitched the Trump Administration on building an oil refinery in New Mexico.

Pearce addressed the legislature with the idea Thursday, saying it would ignite job growth.

Pearce did not specify where the refinery project would be located or how it might be financed.

He does represent the state’s southern congressional district that includes portions of the oil-rich Permian Basin.

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