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PNS Daily Newscast - May 23, 2019 


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Public News Service - NM: Public Lands/Wilderness

Las Vegas, NM - A plan for more wilderness for New Mexico is just a few steps away from reality. Legislation that will protect thousands of acres of the Sabinoso area near Las Vegas is inching closer to the president's desk, with action expected soon in the U.S. Senate. Nathan Newcomer, media dir

Las Vegas, NM - A bill that just passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week could be a big gift to hikers and sportsmen in the Land of Enchantment. It would create the 17,000-acre Sabinoso Wilderness out of currently-inaccessible Bureau of Land Management property near Las Vegas in the north

Santa Fe, NM - Local laws to protect clean water in New Mexico and the West are considered "impediments" to boosting domestic oil and gas production. That's the federal government's view, according to a new analysis of federal documents by The Wilderness Society. It shows that millions of currently-

Taos, NM – Things could be getting "wild" in New Mexico...or staying that way, at least. Proposals to preserve the Sabinoso Wilderness near Las Vegas have been introduced in Congress, and now a number of groups are coming together to try and hammer out a plan that also will preserve a large sw

Albuquerque, NM – Today's hardrock mining law, which includes uranium mining, is 135 years old. Many consider an update long overdue, and the effort to reform the law has moved to the U.S. Senate. The Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led by New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman, is soon expe

Albuquerque, NM - For a decade now, the U.S. Forest Service "Roadless Rule" has kept more than 1.5 million acres of New Mexico wilderness wild and free of development. Today is the 10th anniversary of the original moratorium on road building in the national forests, first proposed as a money-saving

Santa Fe, NM - Efforts to protect more "enchanted" public lands didn't make it across the finish line in 2007, but Suzanne Jones with The Wilderness Society says the odds that 2008 will be a "wild year" are looking up. Although they had trouble getting congressional attention, Jones believes propos

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexicans will have another chance to voice their concerns about oil and gas drilling plans near the nation's oldest capital city, as well as a new Santa Fe County draft ordinance on drilling. So many people are expected to show up, that tonight's meeting site has been moved

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