April 19, 2019

NM Environment Review: Field hearings, nuke news & more

Laura Paskus

The Rio Grande in Algodones...it's even higher now

All week, we look for stories that help New Mexicans better understand what’s happening with water, climate, energy, landscapes and communities around the region. It’s great to read some of that news here, right? But it’s even better to see all the news in your inbox on Thursday morning. To subscribe to that weekly email, click here.

Here’s a snippet of what subscribers read this week:

• The Albuquerque Journal‘s Dan Boyd covered the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources field hearing in New Mexico this week, focused on oil and gas development and the protection of areas around Chaco Culture National Historic Park. And the Associated Press wrote about a new report showing methane emissions are higher than previously reported in the Permian Basin. 

• The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Rebecca Moss has the latest on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s “aggressive ramp up of nuclear production” in New Mexico and South Carolina. And Adrian Hedden at the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported on theresumption of shipments of nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

• In national news, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is now on the board of directors forU.S. Gold Corp. and current Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is under investigation forconflicts of interest

• On Our Land this month, over at New Mexico In Focus, we visited the Angostura Diversion on the Rio Grande, and learned about what the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District is doing when it comes to tightening up water efficiency, especially as the climate warms.

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