Santa Fe- In a joint letter, 39 New Mexico Senate and House Republican lawmakers appealed to President Biden and Interior Department Secretary Haaland to consider the negative implications to New Mexico in pausing federal fossil fuel leases. The Republican response aligns with Democratic Governor Lujan Grisham’s request of Biden to oppose a federal lease pause on the industry. 24 Democrats recently sent a letter that contradicted Lujan Grisham’s position and supported a shutdown of the New Mexico energy industry.
Six additional COVID-19 deaths SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 122 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health,