User: flenvcenter Topic: Policy and Governance-Regional
Category: Elections n Elected Officials :: New Mexico
Last updated: Jan 11 2018 20:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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David Bernhardt confirmed as Secretary of the Interior 12.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The former oil lobbyist has connections with industries that could profit from his decisions managing the nation’s natural and cultural resources.
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Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy 28.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An investigation shows the impact toxic chemicals are having on the community of Clovis.
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Interior Department reorganization could move BLM headquarters to Colorado 11.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke launched an unprecedented effort Wednesday to undertake the largest reorganization in the department's 168-year history, moving to shift tens of thousands of workers to new locations and change the way the federal government manages more than 500 million acres of land and water across the country.
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The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins 10.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Scott Pruitt helps Trump deliver on campaign promise: Reduce EPA to ‘little tidbits.’
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New Mexico Democrats push feds to limit drilling near national park 9.9.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Democratic members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are pushing federal officials to uphold an agreement that limits oil and gas leasing on public land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
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10 things senators want you to know about budget cuts 22.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Senators critiqued cuts to the Land Water Conservation Fund and National Park Service.
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Bennet, Western senators ask Sec. Zinke to reverse suspension of BLM resource council meetings 12.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's Sen. Michael Bennet and seven other senators tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that shutting down Resource Advisory Councils was wrong.
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A conversation with Obama’s top Interior lawyer 5.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A look at how the department has changed its relationships with tribes, and at legal battles on the horizon.
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In rare bipartisan decision, Senate approves Yakima water projects 22.4.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Conservation, wilderness and water provisions long in the works were added to the massive energy bill.
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At Valles Caldera, a new national park unit takes shape 7.3.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The national preserve was recently added to the park system, ending an experiment in funding and managing federal lands outside the traditional agencies.
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Colorado Sens. Bennet, Gardner urge law to spur cleanup at old mines 3.3.2016 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's senators on Wednesday urged fellow lawmakers to support Good Samaritan legislation to spur voluntary cleanups at dormant mines polluting waterways around the ...
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Western senators angle to influence Paris climate talks 9.12.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Wyoming's Barrasso is undermining the treaty, while New Mexico's Udall flew to Paris to support it.
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Western senators launch effort to reform mining law to spur cleanup 6.11.2015 Denver Post: Local
Western senators weighed in on the toxic mines problem Thursday, launching legislation to reform the nation's 1872 Mining Law and require companies to pay fees to create a cleanup fund for abandoned inactive ...
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Bennet, New Mexico lawmakers introduce bill to reform 1872 mining law 6.11.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet joined with his Democratic colleagues from New Mexico on Thursday to unveil a bill to reform the nation’s hard-rock mining laws in response to the Gold King Mine spill.Bennet, Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, all Democrats, announced their...
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EPA chief confirms Animas is recovering 13.8.2015 Durango Herald
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday confirmed what Colorado officials already knew, that readings of the Animas River show a return to pre-contamination conditions. Gina McCarthy made the announcement during a 15-minute news conference in Durango at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, which the EPA has been using as...
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Tom Udall tries to fix the nation's toxic chemicals law 1.5.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Greens oppose the bill, though it's brokered by a champion of the environment.
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Legislation would open federal land to hunters, anglers 12.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martin Heinrich was hunting for Barbary sheep across the terrain in his native New Mexico when he was stopped in his tracks.
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Navajos, Redford group OK wild horses plan 2.5.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation and a group founded by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and actor Robert Redford said Thursday they have agreed on a plan to manage thousands of wild horses on the reservation and keep the animals from being sent to slaughter houses.The memorandum of agreement calls for adoptions,...
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Obama trying to create national monuments in New Mexico and California 4.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Obama administration is preparing to designate areas in New Mexico and California off-limits to development under its executive authority, according to individuals familiar with the matter, a move that signals a bolder public-lands policy in the president’s second term. The individuals, who asked not to be identified because a final decision has not been made, said that the White House is poised to act unless Congress moves soon on legislation that will afford similar protections. One of the...
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Obama is trying to create national monuments in New Mexico and California 4.2.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Obama is bypassing a slow Congress to deem wilderness in New Mexico and California federally protected lands.
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