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    PNS Weekend Update - April 30, 20160 


    We’re covering a wide variety of topics on this weekend’s rundown, including: several U.S. military members are being punished over a deadly airstrike; some human rights groups are holding an anti-hate rally; this weekend, it’s time to celebrate Healthy Kids Day.

Public News Service - New Mexico

A new report says that for New Mexico, proposed BLM regulations to curb venting and flaring of methane on public lands will benefit both the environment and the state's coffers. (iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Despite oil and gas industry concerns, the Bureau of Land Management's proposed methane waste rule is expected to have a beneficial effect in New Mexico's San Juan Basin, according to a new study. The Conservation Economics Institute report, released this week, said reducing methan...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Un nuevo reporte afirma que las reglas propuestas por el BLM para Nuevo México con el fin de frenar el escape y la quema de metano en tierras públicas, beneficiarán tanto al medio ambiente como a las arcas del estado. (iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Un informe reciente de la Fundación de la Economía de Conservación indica que la regla propuesta por la Oficina de Administración de Tierras (“Bureau of Land Management”, BLM) para controlar el desperdicio de metano tiene un impacto positivo neto en ...Read More

Public News Service - NM

About 52,000 New Mexico children are growing up with a parent in prison during at least part of their childhood. (zodebala/iStockphoto)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than 5 million children across the nation, including 52,000 in New Mexico, experience separation from a parent due to incarceration. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends a number of proposals state and local policymakers could adopt to improve the...Read More

Public News Service - NM

A 2015 spill at Colorado's Gold King Mine dumped 3 million gallons of mine waste and toxic substances into the Animas and San Juan rivers. (KaraGrubis/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight field hearing today in Phoenix to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to tribes whose livelihood was damaged by a toxic spill. In August, the EPA caused a spill of toxic wastewater that turned t...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Protesters gathered in Santa Fe on Wednesday to call for the Bureau of Land Management to halt the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands. (WildEarth Guardians)

SANTA FE, N.M. - More than 200 protesters gathered outside a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease auction in New Mexico on Wednesday, urging the Obama administration to "Keep it in the ground." Representatives from more than two dozen environmental groups from across the West called for...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Women in New Mexico make only 78 cents for each dollar men earn, and Latino women make just 55 cents.(Steve Debenport/iStock)

SANTA FE, N.M. - As millions across the country noted Equal Pay Day this week, women in New Mexico found very little to celebrate. A new report out this week said the pay gap in New Mexico costs the average employed woman almost $10,000 a year, as she makes just 78 cents per dollar paid to a man, ac...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Complaints have been filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents for confiscating money and belongings from people prior to deporting them to Mexico. (vichinterlang/iStockphoto)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The ACLU is among the groups that have filed an administrative complaint against the Department of Homeland Security for confiscating money and property from individuals before deporting them. The groups allege that immigration officials confiscated and failed to return personal ...Read More

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Consumer Reports says New Mexico is among the worst of the 50 states when it comes to finding information online about your doctor. (iStock)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Finding out if your doctor has ever been disciplined by a state medical board can be a daunting task under the best of circumstances, and some states make it even tougher. According to Consumer Reports, New Mexico ranks among the most difficult states for finding out if your...Read More

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