Environment | Energy

New Mexico opts for veto power on spent nuclear fuel debate

43 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor on Friday signed legislation aimed at keeping spent nuclear fuel produced by commercial U.S. nuclear power plants from being shipped to the state, just hours after the measure cleared its final legislative hurdle.

Supreme Court hears arguments on Navajo Nation water rights

34 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Navajo Nation has taken its fight for water access to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court heard arguments Monday that the U.S. government has a duty to address Navajo water rights. The tribe wants access to water from the lower Colorado River that flows along

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Stalls In Committee

45 Views   A bill that would have established new statewide greenhouse gas emission standards has stalled out in the Senate Conservation Committee and is dead for the session. The bill introduced by Senate Pro-Tem Mimi Stewart would have set statewide greenhouse gas emissions at least 50-percent less than 2005 levels

Proposed state budget includes millions for water projects

53 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — It’s the “year of water” at the New Mexico State Capitol. That’s according to some state lawmakers who believe the state Legislature is taking a more serious look at decreasing water supplies across the state.

Safety precautions El Paso Electric customers can take during high winds

82 Views   The windy season is upon us in the Borderland, with heavy winds causing damage that includes power outages in the area. Scott Brocato spoke with Omar Gallegos, vice-president of transmission and distribution with El Paso Electric, about what they’ve had to deal with and what customers can do

New Mexico bill to ban plastic bags moves forward

71 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Tuesday, New Mexico’s legislators took the state one step closer to banning plastic shopping bags. The idea is to keep the ubiquitous bags from polluting and trashing New Mexico’s environment.