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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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PHOTO: A recent report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says efforts to prevent children in New Mexico from smoking, and helping current smokers quit, are severely underfunded. Photo courtesy of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - According to a recent report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, New Mexico will spend only $6 million of the $129 million it will receive this fiscal year from the 1998 Big Tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes on efforts to prevent kids from smoking, and helping smokers qui

PHOTO: New vehicles in the U.S. are getting better gas mileage than ever before, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Drivers are saving money at the pump, as U.S. fuel economy reaches an all-time high, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA reports that model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon. That reflects a half-mile per gallon improveme

PHOTO: People's Climate March events take place on Saturday in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in support of the national People's Climate March in New York City. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People's Climate March events are being held in New Mexico on Saturday to show solidarity with the national People's Climate March in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter

PHOTO: Four Corners Power Plant. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight and San Juan Citizens Alliance.

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Several conservation groups in New Mexico are calling on the federal government to not allow the Four Corners Power Plant to burn coal for another quarter-century. The U.S. Interior Department is in the process of considering a 25-year lease on the power plant with Arizona Public

PHOTO: There could be challenges to New Mexico's Public Regulation Committee's decision to change the amount of credit utilities are given for renewable energy. Photo credit: NASA.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There could be challenges to a decision by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) to lower the amount of renewable energy that utilities have to generate. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, says the PRC action reduces the amount o

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is sponsoring a bill to help communities deal with stormwater pollution. Image courtesy of the US government.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Following September's devastating floods, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico is backing legislation to improve America's ability to help prevent stormwater pollution. Udall spokeswoman Jennifer Talhelm says the Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013 would help resto

PHOTO: New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. Image courtesy of the American Friends Service Committee.
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Barack Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. Don Bustos, co-director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of New Mexico, which works with farmers on

PHOTO: Gila River in summer. The water level of the Gila River, a tributary of the Colorado River, has New Mexicans concerned for the long-term health of the waterway. <br />Courtesy of: Dennis O’Keefe<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new survey shows New Mexicans see the health of their waterways as a primary concern. And a majority of those questioned see drought and low water levels as best addressed with local solutions, rather than diverting the Gila River, a tributary of the Colorado, with a pr

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