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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - NM: Climate Change/Air Quality

Mother Earth will be celebrated at Albuquerque's Rise at the Rio for Climate, Water Jobs and Justice. (riograndesierraclub.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A flow check on the Rio Grande earlier this month showed the river was the third driest for that date in over a century. Marchers will cross the river in Albuquerque tomorrow to advocate for greater climate protections. Albuquerque and several other New Mexico cities will

New Mexico has up to 340 annual days of sunshine, making it one of the top 10 states where solar is a viable energy source. (votesolar.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A hearing officer for the New Mexico authority that decides utility company rates says fees imposed on solar customers should be dropped. The Public Regulation Commission has been asked to approve an 11.6 percent increase in the $28 "standby" fee charged to solar customers

An electric school bus is estimated to save $11,000 in operating costs a year compared to a diesel-powered bus. (c2es.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — As the National Governors Association meeting gets underway in Santa Fe today, supporters of the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños coalition will rally outside the convention center to call attention to air quality issues. The group has repeatedly called on the state to use

New Mexico residents have until May 14 to submit comments on how the state's $18 million in Volkswagen mitigation settlement funds should be used. (electricschoolbuscampaign.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One in 11 New Mexico children suffers from asthma, and a state advocacy group says that's a big reason the state should spend its windfall from the Volkswagen emissions scandal payout to outfit school districts with zero-emission electric buses. The comment period has ope

It's estimated that methane leaks at oil and gas drilling sites waste $100 million annually in New Mexico. (sanjuancitizens.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship has launched a media blitz arguing that the Trump administration's plan to roll back a waste-prevention rule on methane is not consistent with conservative principles. The Obama-era rule was designed to prevent energy waste, ensur

New Mexico already has seen 80 wildfires in March, and 90 percent have been human-caused. (env.nm.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico's wildfire season typically begins no sooner than May, but because there already have been more than 140 wildfires in the state since Jan. 1, Wildfire Awareness Week has been declared early this year - and continues through Saturday. David Morgan, public information o

In New Mexico, 145,000 residents live within a half mile of active oil and gas wells. (savepaalums.info)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new comment period will begin soon on the Interior Department's decision to replace an Obama-era regulation designed to restrict harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. The Obama administration regulation was set to take effect on Jan. 17

A new report says New Mexico lawmakers need to strengthen air and water quality regulations. (cvnmef.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new report says New Mexico's political leaders need to fill the void left by the federal government's retreat on public health protections. Produced by the Environmental Defense Fund,"Enchantment at Risk" outlines how environmental pollutants negatively impact state res

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