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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NM: Environment

Climate change has inspired children to become activists for change while still in grade school as part of the Sierra Club’s Global Warming Express. (riograndesierraclub)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A new report out this week says those most affected by climate change, including grade school children growing up in New Mexico, did the least to cause the problem. But many of those children have joined The Global Warming Express in order to make a difference. Led by the

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of New Mexicans support broader regulations to put a declining limit on carbon emissions in order to move towards a 100% clean economy. (cleaneconomycenter.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico residents say they're ready for strong action to combat climate change, according to a new poll. Anna Greenberg, managing partner at Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, says two-thirds of 500 likely general election voters surveyed in July said they support a

Operator data from New Mexico's Oil Conservation Division shows that venting by the oil and gas industry increased by 56% and flaring by 117%, in 2018. (Wild Earth Guardians)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico residents are having their say this month about state regulations on methane emissions from oil and gas operations. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham committed to implement rules that would lead the nation as part of her election campaign. Ahead of public hearings, the New

Latino Conservation Week, which began as a handful of events in six states, has grown to more than 150 events in as many as 25 states. (newmexico.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Latinos are the largest minority group in America, representing nearly 17% of the nation's population. But when it comes to taking part in outdoor recreation activities, a 2018 report by the Outdoor Industry Association found only 10% of Latinos participated. This is the 6th

New Mexico is estimated to lose nearly $43 million a year in royalty revenues from methane wasted through leaks, venting and flaring on public lands. (riograndesierraclub.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than 50 members of Congress have signed on to legal documents arguing that a proposed rollback of methane rules by the U.S. Interior Department violates federal law. An amicus brief filed yesterday by lawmakers says eliminating the 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention r

New Mexico conservation groups say they'll try again next session to pass legislation that would connect residents to community solar projects. (newenergyeconomy.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico environmental advocates say the state took a step forward during the 2019 legislative session by passing bills that address renewable energy and public health, but is lagging in solar-energy development. Conservation Voters New Mexico has released its statewide Conservat

A segment of border wall is under construction near the Port of Entry at Santa Teresa, N. M.  (Center for Biological Diversity)

SUNLAND PARK, N. M. – New Mexico environmental groups say contractors who helped build a nearly mile-long wall on private property near the southern border over the weekend should be banned from future business opportunities in the state. Earlier this week, the mayor of Sunland Park filed a

Despite a court ruling favorable to environmental groups and a new bill in Congress to protect the area, the Trump administration has not backed off plans to drill within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (Sierra Club)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a shortened public-comment period, the Bureau of Land Management is planning to open land in the Greater Chaco region to more oil and gas development, even as Congress considers legislation to protect the culturally significant area. Miya King-Flaherty with the Rio

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