air quality

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

50 Views  Â 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

Solar-powered car stops to soak up the sun in Albuquerque

362 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –A custom-built, solar-powered car was on display at Explora Sunday, soaking up the sun on a brief stop in the Duke City. “We took a two-year design cycle, a year spent designing it and a year spent building,” said Evan Travis University of Michigan student.

The Future is… Here?

264 Views  Â New Mexico car dealers will be required to offer low-emission and zero-emission vehicles with the production year of 2026 and onward if two proposals from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller succeed this year.

Exxon Mobil rolls out plan to cut emissions in Permian Basin

262 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Exxon Mobil says it has a plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from its operations in one of the most prolific oilfields in the United States, saying it hopes to achieve its net-zero goal for operations in the Permian Basin by 2030.

Navajo company takes over operation of coal mine it owns

403 Views  Â FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation company is taking over the operation of a coal mine it owns in northwestern New Mexico. The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has owned the Navajo Mine near Farmington since 2013 but had contracted with the North American Coal Corp. to run