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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2018 


The U.S. support of fossil fuels is met with protests and laugher at the UN climate conference. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: we take you to a major city with a look at how segregation impacts life outcomes. Plus, efforts to aid more veteran farmers.

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Public News Service - NM: Water

A new poll by the Center for Western Priorities shows only 18 percent of New Mexico voters are in favor of shrinking national monuments. (newmexico.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Recent Trump administration actions on public lands could play a deciding role in upcoming elections, especially among independent and swing voters in states such as New Mexico. A new poll from the Center for Western Priorities says voters in five Western states take a di

A new report says New Mexico lawmakers need to strengthen air and water quality regulations. (cvnmef.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new report says New Mexico's political leaders need to fill the void left by the federal government's retreat on public health protections. Produced by the Environmental Defense Fund,"Enchantment at Risk" outlines how environmental pollutants negatively impact state res

New Mexico conservation groups are worried about the state's drinking-water supplies if the Trump administration scraps the 2015 Clean Water Rule. (env.nm.gov/water)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today is the final day for comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to repeal the Clean Water Rule, also known as Waters of the U.S. More than 1 million people submitted comments to the EPA during the Obama administration as it worked to close loopholes in the fede

The Wilderness Society is warning that the Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns may be opened to more oil and gas drilling by the Bureau of Land Management. (nps.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new report, Too Wild to Drill, from The Wilderness Society says the damage and destruction that would be caused from extractive industries allowed on Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns would put southeast New Mexico's future at risk. The area is one of 15 id

New Mexico's Elephant Butte Reservoir remained near capacity throughout the 1990s but an 18-year drought caused levels to drop sharply starting in 2000. (USGS)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Many in the U.S. are dealing with flooding from massive hurricanes while New Mexico is celebrating moderate relief from a drought that has lasted 18 years. For the first time since the federal Drought Monitor began operations in January 2000, New Mexico is completely free of d

Environmental groups say they've waited three years for an update on a jet-fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base, and they were put off again this week. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The cancellation of this week's meeting to update the public on progress at Kirtland Air Force Base on cleaning up a decades-old jet fuel leak has angered local environmental groups. Kirtland has said the meeting was canceled to allow the air base staff more time to review two m

Kids in New Mexico are helping monitor water for the protection of generations to come. (Photo: Sierra Club Rio Grande)

VALDEZ, N.M. -- "Water Sentinels" is a volunteer monitoring program started by the Sierra Club to survey rivers and streams the Environmental Protection Agency has neglected. And in rural New Mexico, its membership is increasingly made up of school kids. They inspect the Rio Hondo, Rio Fernando, R

Sierra Club volunteers Tom Gorman and Michael Melendrez canvas the neighborhood encouraging residents to vote. (Susan Martin/Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With only four days left before the election, conservation groups are fanning out across the state, going door to door, promoting clean water and climate issues and encouraging New Mexicans to make their voice heard on Tuesday. The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter has dozens

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