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New Mexico News: Wednesday’s Five Facts

13 ViewsDisaster declaration, Coming together, High fire danger, Recycling plant fire, Discounted tickets [1] Governor requests federal disaster declaration for wildfires – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is pushing for a presidential disaster declaration to start the process of wildland recovery. The usually does not happen until after the fire damage is

The Future is… Here?

10 ViewsNew 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.

New Mexico governor asked to stand up to more nuclear waste

2 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmentalists and nuclear watchdogs has delivered more than 1,100 petition signatures to Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Dozens of people gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to ask that the Lujan Grisham administration take all steps necessary to stop any expansion

Exxon Mobil rolls out plan to cut emissions in Permian Basin

7 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, 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.

UNM student fights for climate justice

4 ViewsThe fight for climate justice continues at the University of New Mexico and senior Raven Alcott is standing at the forefront of the action, acting as a voice for Indigenous communities. Raven Alcott is a senior at UNM majoring in environmental science and minoring in Native American studies. Alcott

Increased New Mexico earthquakes likely tied to oil and gas industry

6 ViewsEarthquake activity has increased dramatically in southern New Mexico likely due to injection wells in the Permian Basin. These are used to store wastewater that comes is produced during oil and gas drilling. Jerry Redfern covers the industry here for Capital & Main and he broke that story.

New Mexico Governor thanks oil & gas, cheers hydrogen plans

5 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is thanking attendees of the New Mexico Oil And Gas Association’s annual meeting for their contributions to the economy. Fossil fuel mining is the largest government revenue source and directly funds education. Lujan Grisham also pledges to continue

‘Unhealthy’ air quality hits Albuquerque from California

3 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Waking up on Sunday morning hazy skies were apparent around Albuquerque. “We’re having a lot of smoke today from California wildfires, and it’s pretty bad. We are in the unhealthy-for-everyone group, as far as air quality goes,” said Jeff Stonesifer who oversees air pollution programming for Albuquerque.