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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - NM: Toxics

State economists say New Mexico state government is increasingly reliant on surging income from the oil and natural gas sectors. (progressnownm.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico's oil and gas industry is currently providing the state's economy with a historic financial boost, but conservation groups worry about its transparency – and whether a pledge to reduce methane emissions is sincere. Lucas Herndon, deputy managing director

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

Oil and gas production on tribal lands generates royalty income to support public safety, education, infrastructure improvement and other projects. (Environmental Defense Fund)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Oil and gas companies operating on the Navajo Nation waste 5 percent of the natural gas they produce, a rate 65 percent higher than the national average, according to a new study. The Environmental Defense Fund and its partners report the leakage of methane on tribal land

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

Immigration advocates want to know if children and adults will be exposed to toxic threats at military bases where detention centers are proposed. (tribtalk.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Groups advocating for the rights of children and families detained at the southern border are using the Freedom of Information Act to find out exactly where the Trump administration plans to build migrant detention centers on two military bases in the Southwest. The center

Shirley McNall lives in New Mexico's San Juan Basin, home to the highest concentration of methane pollution the United States. (Moms Clean Air Force)

AZTEC, N.M. – A New Mexico woman who has spent her life in the San Juan Basin near hundreds of oil and gas wells says she'll continue her fight for a cleaner environment despite her own health issues. Shirley McNall is profiled in a report by the group Moms Clean Air Force about the consequen

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

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