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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - NM: Public Lands/Wilderness

Popular national parks such as New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns could benefit from the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act in the House and the Restore Our Parks Act in the Senate. (nps.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As summer approaches, adventurers are about to descend on America's national parks, but Congress has yet to act on legislation that would address nearly half of the $12 billion in overdue maintenance. The "Restore Our Parks Act" was introduced in Congress with bipartisan

New Mexico is developing a study to identify areas where wildlife crossing roadways are consistently hit by motorists. (wildlandnetwork.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An overwhelming majority of residents in New Mexico and Colorado say protecting wildlife-migration corridors is very important, according to a new poll by the National Wildlife Federation. In March, 400 likely voters in each state were asked a series of questions about th

The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument's future remains uncertain after a federal review in 2017 produced no decisions. (New Mexico Wilderness Alliance)

SANTA FE, N. M. – Protecting national monuments is the subject of a hearing today in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. Tribal leaders and state public-lands officials will testify about the impact of President Donald Trump's decision to slash millions of acres from Bears Ears and

A bill to impose larger fines on New Mexico oil and gas producers will be heard next in the House Judiciary Committee. (Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter)<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Oil and gas production may be New Mexico's biggest economic driver, but supporters of legislation at the Roundhouse say the companies need to be held accountable when they create spills or discharge excessive methane. Fines for such violations have not been comprehensively enforced

New Mexico residents have significant concerns around water issues and the increasingly visible impact of climate change, according to a new poll of voters in eight Western states. (pewtrusts.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, M.N. – Voters in eight Western states, including New Mexico, oppose policies by the Trump administration that shrink national monuments and promote oil and gas development as part of an "energy dominance" agenda. Both Republicans and Democrats responding to the ninth annual "Con

If approved by the New Mexico Legislature,

SANTA FE, N.M. - A dog killed by a trap near Santa Cruz Lake is driving legislation expected to be introduced in the New Mexico Legislature this week to ban trapping on public lands. The 8-year-old dog named Roxy was on a hike with her owner last November when she was caught in an unmarked neck-sna

Tourists eager for a glimpse of New Mexico's wilderness and open spaces accounted for a $6.6 billion boost to the state's economy in 2017. (taos.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Congress went home for the holidays without passing legislation to protect major wilderness areas in the West, but people who rely on wilderness areas are urging a vote early next month. At stake are protections for wilderness within the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and R

A government report says forests and other terrain on public lands, including New Mexico's Permian Basin, only offset greenhouse gases released on public lands by 15 percent. (hcn.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Drilling on public lands contributes nearly a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and the latest federal report says Wyoming and New Mexico contribute the most. Released on the same day as the National Climate Assessment, the U.S. Geological Survey report

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