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New Mexico could benefit from Colorado River Basin deal

19 Views   “This agreement has potential to benefit New Mexico who depend on Colorado River water for our drinking water,” John Fleck said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Biden administration struck a breakthrough deal to address ongoing drought conditions along the Colorado River Basin Monday.

Big cities to get green energy from rural New Mexico

18 Views   US greenlights major transmission line for renewable energy in Western states ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. government is greenlighting a proposed multibillion-dollar transmission line that would send primarily wind-generated electricity from the rural plains of New Mexico to big cities in the West.

3.8 magnitude earthquake rumbles in western New Mexico

31 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – An earthquake was reported in New Mexico around 7 p.m. It was recorded as a 3.8 magnitude. According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake took place near Mount Taylor. A map coordinator showed the location is just over 20 miles northeast of Grants.

Legal battle continues over concrete batch plant in Alto, New Mexico

42 Views   Last June, the Environment Department’s Deputy Secretary of Environment issued an order to deny an air quality permit for Roper Construction’s concrete batch plant in Alto. But recently, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board voted to overturn that order. Mark Severance, Chairman of the Alto Coalition for Environmental Preservation, said

New Mexico groups issue joint disapproval of climate vetoes

63 Views   Many climate scientists and researchers point to meaningful legislative action as the most effective path forward to both mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. New Mexico’s past legislative session had climate groups feeling hopeful –– but a series of line-item vetoes from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham left them disappointed.