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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - NM: Public Lands/Wilderness

Washington, D.C. – Two unrelated reports released Thursday have calculated the economic value of public lands in New Mexico and find that leaving wilderness intact provides long-term economic benefits, when compared to extracting resources through logging, mining or drilling. The findings coun

Roswell, NM – New Mexicans are heading into the great outdoors this week to help protect the state's natural treasures. Saturday is National Public Lands Day, a day to clean up and improve public lands, parks, and wilderness. Bill Murry with the BLM's Roswell Field Office is helping to organiz

Washington, DC – An updated analysis from The Wilderness Society indicates more than 10,000 new oil and gas wells may be drilled in New Mexico over the next two decades. The news has ranchers and conservationists worried about possible damage to livestock, as well as soil and water quality. Tw

Two of New Mexico's largest cities are raising money to maintain the healthy flow of two rivers. The cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque have "river funds" to purchase water rights for the sole purpose of preserving the natural flows of the Santa Fe River and the Rio Grande. And now, Santa Fe residen

Washington, D.C. - Many of the "long and winding roads" that snake through New Mexico's national forests may soon disappear back into the wilderness. Congress is looking at funding a program to close unauthorized, redundant and rarely used forest roads, and a new analysis shows closing the roads wi

Sportsmen and anglers from across the Rocky Mountain West are in Washington this week to adopt an energy policy that balances oil and gas development with greater protection of wildlife and water resources. Tim Turri, who runs a guided big game hunting service in Otero County, is with the group an

Hot on the heels of news that a new annexation could double the population of Las Cruces, sportsmen, conservationists, business and community leaders are putting aside their differences on behalf of Doña Ana county's wild places. Over a dozen groups met in Las Cruces Wednesday to sign an agree

The tussle over a timetable for the Iraq war and plenty of pork are the issues getting all the attention when it comes to the latest round of spending bills before Congress. But vital funds for schools, public safety and conservation are also at stake. This week, New Mexico's senators will offer an

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