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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - NM: Environmental Justice

The Bureau of Land Management is proceeding with plans to lease more New Mexico public lands to the oil and gas industry, despite the recent energy market collapse. (sej.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Despite a global pandemic, it's down to the wire for New Mexico residents who want to comment on the May sale of oil and gas leases by the Bureau of Land Management. Wednesday is the end of a 10-day protest. The BLM typically requires that comments be delivered in person or by ma

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to review lower court rulings that allow the Trump administration to waive environmental laws for border-wall construction, including a 180-mile stretch in New Mexico. (ArtueoM/Adobe Stock)

SANTA FE -- Conservation groups have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court rulings that waive environmental laws to build the border wall, in New Mexico and elsewhere. The groups contend it's unconstitutional for the Trump administration to abandon environmental, health and safety

Only 29% of Americans attending a Thanksgiving dinner expected politics to be discussed, according to a 2017 Huffington Post survey. (MaggiePoo/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It's that time of year when the abundance of news stories can either prompt or discourage difficult discussions over the holiday dinner table. But if you're willing to take the plunge on some tough but important environmental topics, the Sierra Club says it has your back.

An effort to roll back New Mexico's Non-Navigable Water Rule is supported by 10 conservation groups and several national sporting goods companies. (blog.nwf.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is on its way to abandoning or amending the Non-Navigable Water Rule adopted in 2017. The rule enabled private landowners with a stretch of public water passing through their property to apply for a "non-navigable" certificate. Enacted by the Department of Game

In places such as the Permian Basin, the International Energy Agency estimates the oil and gas industry could use today's technologies to reduce methane emissions by 75%. (jpl.nasa.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A study is under way to determine how much methane is escaping from New Mexico's Permian Basin, one of the most prolific oil and gas basins in the United States. Methane emissions are 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at driving climate change in the near term, so

The Mexican spotted owl, found in several Western states including New Mexico, was first listed as threatened in the United States in 1993. (nps.gov)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Firewood permit sales will resume in New Mexico national forests after a judge modified a court order aimed at protecting the endangered Mexican spotted owl. The ruling had suspended all timber-management activities after a judge ruled in favor of the group WildEarth Guardian

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

State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, center, is co-sponsoring a bill to bring community solar development to New Mexico. (Conservation Voters New Mexico)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico legislators are considering a bill that would bring community solar development to the state and expand benefits to all residents - even renters, or households that have unsuitable roofs or lack financial resources for solar installations. The Community Solar Act, co-spo

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