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PNS Daily Newscast - June 27, 2019 


More time on the ground for the Boeing 737 MAX. Also on our Thursday rundown: A diverse group tackles the topic of salmon recovery. Plus, summer bees are buzzing, but for how long?

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Public News Service - NM: Toxics

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

More than one in 11 children in New Mexico suffer from asthma. (stjhs.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Advocates for cleaner school buses will partner with the state health department to hold an Asthma Fair tonight. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that keeps more kids from attending school than any other illness. That's why the community group, "Juntos: Our Air, Ou

The Land and Water Conservation Fund helped negotiate a land donation to make New Mexico's Sabinoso Wilderness accessible to the public. (santafehorse.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico's Sabinoso Wilderness is being celebrated today, as conservation groups call on Congress to permanently authorize funding for a program that helped make the area accessible to the public. Sabinoso's 16,000 acres in northeastern New Mexico were fully surrounded by

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

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