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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Public News Service - NM: Environment

New Mexicans are ready for ski season, but above-normal temperatures are expected from December through February.  (pixabay)<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Winter is weeks away but fall is just arriving in New Mexico, with a La Niña weather pattern expected to leave the state high and dry this winter. Albuquerque's high temperature of 73 degrees last Friday was the warmest on record for that date, and Santa Fe is experiencin

Small businesses warn their local economies could suffer if national monument designations are altered by the Trump administration.  (lascrucescvb.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Before merchants ready their wares for "Small Business Saturday" on November 25, they want the Trump administration to know that proposed changes to America's national monuments could hurt their future profits. A letter from chambers of commerce and 600 rural businesses ha

New Mexico's Sandoval County Commissioners will face tough opposition when they meet Nov. 16 to pass an ordinance on oil and gas drilling. (resource-media.org)

BERNALILLO, N.M. - Opponents of an ordinance to allow more oil and gas drilling in Sandoval County say amendments are needed to strengthen the permitting process and protect the area's drinking water. The county commissioners will meet November 16 to review an ordinance that would grant the county

Public comment on the Trump administration's plan to significantly raise entrance fees to some of the country's most popular national parks ends Nov. 23. (nationalparks.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Many New Mexicans who visit national parks could be priced out next summer. The U.S. Interior Department is taking comments until Nov. 23 on its proposal to more than double entry fees at 17 of the most popular national parks during the peak season. The department says

Environmental watchdogs say about 32,000 New Mexico children attend schools and daycare centers within a half-mile of oil and gas production facilities. (fracktracker.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As the Environmental Protection Agency backs away from limiting toxic emissions from oil and gas wells, environmental groups are stepping up calls to limit the pollution. The groups Earthworks and Moms Clean Air Force have released an updated version of their interactive

New Mexico could adopt a clean-energy standard to address climate change at the same time the federal government plans to boost coal production. (climatewest.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - People who want New Mexico to have its own clean-energy standard are making their case today to the state's Public Regulation Commission. Supporters say it would help the state determine its role in addressing climate change. The New Mexico Attorney General's Office and consumer ad

One of the largest oil and gas companies in the United States plans to drill in New Mexico's Permian Basin, and says it will follow Obama-era rules about capturing methane. (NOAA)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Interior Department wants to delay an Obama administration directive requiring energy companies to reduce methane emissions at drilling sites on federal lands. But one company with plans to drill in New Mexico says it will capture methane emissions with or without regulation

New Mexico conservation groups are worried about the state's drinking-water supplies if the Trump administration scraps the 2015 Clean Water Rule. (env.nm.gov/water)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today is the final day for comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to repeal the Clean Water Rule, also known as Waters of the U.S. More than 1 million people submitted comments to the EPA during the Obama administration as it worked to close loopholes in the fede

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