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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2019 


A top US diplomat testifies that millions in military aid was held up over Trump demand for "Biden probe." Also on our rundown, a hearing today targets Big Oil and "climate denial."

2020Talks - October 23, 2019 


Facebook says it blocked four networks of social media accounts to prevent election interference; and Julin Castro announces he might not have enough cash on hand to keep the campaign going.

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Public News Service - NM: Toxics

Picture of Otero Mesa<br />Courtesy of: Matt Skroch<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Plans to change the drilling rules on Otero Mesa are raising concerns about the potential impact on an important aquifer. Until now, Otero Mesa has been protected from the waste left from natural gas drilling, thanks to an executive order from former Gov. Bill Richardson that called

Alaric Balibrera; photo taken by Elizabeth Romero.

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico remains in the crosshairs of the ongoing debate over the safety of the nuclear industry. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s new chairwoman, Allison MacFarlane, has indicated that a site near Carlsbad, N.M., where nuclear waste is stored four miles undergroun

WATERFLOW, N.M. - What's to be done about the San Juan Generating Plant? A team of stakeholders, ratepayers, residents, workers, government representatives and environmental groups is working on a plan to meet the Clean Air Act's regulations, while still cutting costs and saving jobs at the plant, n

FARMINGTON, N.M. - New Mexico's power plants are part of a national debate over what to do about the greenhouse gases they emit, and whether the technology is available to curtail those emissions quickly enough. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says power plants are the source of nearly th

FRUITLAND, N.M. - The Environmental Protection Agency today is to issue the first-ever national safeguards on emissions from coal power plants. The new regulations will affect the release of acid gases and toxic metals such as mercury, chromium and lead. Perhaps the most familiar is mercury, a neur

SANTA FE, N. M. - An international consumer advocacy groups has set its sights on clean water in New Mexico. Food & Water Watch is concerned about hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" - a process used to extract natural gas from oil shale deposits. It's a practice the New Mexico organizer for the org

FARMINGTON, N.M. - An effort is under way to get Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to clean up nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) being emitted by the San Juan Generating Station. According to New Energy Economy, the coal-fired electric plant emits more than 8.5 million tons of

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Utility companies are facing decisions about what to do with old coal-fired power plants, such as the nearly 40-year-old San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners area of New Mexico. In the past week, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that the plant need

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