After a century, oil and gas problems persist on Navajo lands

37 Views  Â It’s a Saturday morning in late June and Garry Jay, a member of the Navajo Nation, pilots a white crew-cab Chevy pickup on a lumpy dirt road across the grasslands north of his house in Shiprock, New Mexico, heading for the round, wood-framed hogan his grandfather built by

Shaky Ground: Exploring seismic activity in the Permian Basin

59 Views  Â On the program, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson passed away on September 1st. Commentator Walt Rubel shares his thoughts on covering the Richardson Administration. Also, we discuss an increase of seismicity in the Permian Basin, what’s causing it, and what’s being done to stop it. Jonny Coker

Experts seek solutions for earthquakes in the Permian Basin

79 Views  Â This story is part of Shaky Ground, a collaborative reporting project between the Carlsbad Current-Argus and KRWG Public Media. The Permian Basin has seen an increase in seismic activity tied to produced water injections by the oil and gas industry, but it is not the first place to

New Mexico lawmakers push for power plant clean-up

168 Views  Â FARMINGTON (KRQE) – State lawmakers are trying to figure out how to clean up the San Juan Generating Station that closed last December. They want to make sure no dangerous materials are leaking out to the surrounding community.

New Mexico governor asked to stand up to more nuclear waste

436 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, 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