Environment | Energy

New Mexico governor asked to stand up to more nuclear waste

12 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

PNM works to avoid summer rolling blackouts

16 ViewsNEW MEXICO (KRQE) – PNM says it has submitted a plan to the PRC to prevent rolling blackouts this summer. PNM anticipates having to institute rolling blackouts on peak days in order to prevent the system from failing.

PNM starts work on bird protection project

11 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – PNM will be removing a power line in the South Valley to better protect wildlife in the area. The line along the boundary of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is unused right now.

State seeks input on Gold King Mine settlement spending

10 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state wants to gather input on what to do with the money recovered from the Gold King Mine settlement. The state received $1 million after the mine seeped dangerous chemicals into the Animas River six years ago.

Lawmakers want to study costs, benefits of public power

16 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen New Mexico lawmakers are petitioning state regulators to study the potential costs and benefits of publicly-owned electrical power for the state. The petition was made public Tuesday.

Exxon Mobil rolls out plan to cut emissions in Permian Basin

11 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.

Study: Emergency managers should plan for volcanic eruptions in the southwest

18 ViewsThe southwest United States has thousands of volcanoes that were only active for a very short period of time and, a new analysis published in the journal Geosphere urges emergency managers to be aware of the potential for further volcanic activity. The authors of the study counted 2,229 volcanoes in 37 volcanic