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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - NM: Toxics

Faith and conservation leaders are asking trade groups to drop their opposition to a proposed federal rule on methane waste from flaring, venting and leaks at oil and gas facilities. (Environmental Defense Fund)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Dozens of conservation leaders, faith leaders and socially responsible investors across the West released a letter on Wednesday urging trade groups, such as the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and the Western Energy Alliance, to drop their opposition to the Obama administra

A NASA study confirmed that a massive methane cloud in the San Juan Basin is primarily caused by emissions from oil and gas production. (iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new study by NASA confirms that New Mexico's massive methane cloud in the Four Corners region is primarily caused by emissions from oil and gas production. The space agency used aerial reconnaissance and infrared cameras to map the sources of the leaks that contribute to the 2,500

Nuclear Watch New Mexico has sued the operators of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for failing to meet deadlines under a court order to clean up nuclear waste. (Dept. of Energy)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A nuclear energy watchdog group has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Energy and a federal contractor for failing to clean up nuclear and toxic waste at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The suit claims waste stored at a lab site known as "Area G" hasn't been removed des

A 2015 spill at Colorado's Gold King Mine dumped 3 million gallons of mine waste and toxic substances into the Animas and San Juan rivers. (KaraGrubis/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight field hearing today in Phoenix to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to tribes whose livelihood was damaged by a toxic spill. In August, the EPA caused a spill of toxic wastewater that turned t

A proposed new BLM rule would require energy companies to capture instead of flare methane from drilling rigs on federal and tribal lands. (Wikimedia Commons)
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Proposed new regulations for oil and gas producers on federal and tribal lands could not only clean the air, but also could pump millions of extra dollars into New Mexico's economy. The Bureau of Land Management last week issued a draft rule that would require energy comp

Nuclear Watch New Mexico alleges this site at Los Alamos, known as Area G, contains some 200,000 cubic yards of nuclear and toxic waste. (U.S. Department of Energy)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Nuclear Watch New Mexico has put the federal government and the Los Alamos National Laboratory on notice that it plans to sue over what it contends is the failure to clean up nuclear and toxic waste at the lab site. The watchdog group says the lab hasn't executed its part of a 2

The EPA is updating standards to protect the nation's farmworkers from pesticide poisoning. Credit: Enviromantic/iStockphoto.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The EPA is updating standards to increase safety and protect the health of America's estimated two million farmworkers from pesticide poisoning. The new rules mean children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to handle pesticides, and workers will get safety trai

Energy and environmental experts met in Albuquerque last week to address methane pollution in advance of new EPA regulations. Credit: Versevend/iStockphoto

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Leaders from the energy industry met with government officials, environmental activists and utility experts last week to find a way to put a cap on methane emissions in New Mexico. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering regulations for methane pollution, a byproduct

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