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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - NM: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

The Wilderness Society is warning that the Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns may be opened to more oil and gas drilling by the Bureau of Land Management. (nps.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new report, Too Wild to Drill, from The Wilderness Society says the damage and destruction that would be caused from extractive industries allowed on Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns would put southeast New Mexico's future at risk. The area is one of 15 id

A highly anticipated announcement last week did not shed any light on whether New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument will be altered by the U.S. Interior Department.  (Northwest Progressive Institute)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Days after a highly anticipated report was delivered to President Donald Trump on the future of 27 national monuments, New Mexico politicians and conservation groups already are threatening lawsuits, even though the report remains shrouded in secrecy. After delivering the

Of the nearly 650 million acres of public land that could see increased energy development under new Trump administration policies, almost 27 million are in New Mexico. (American Lands Council)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico may learn next week if the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument will be reduced in size by the U.S. Interior Department. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been working toward an August 24 deadline to make his recommendations to President Donald Trump.

The Environmental Protection Agency just keeps fighting new limits on methane emitted from oil and gas operations, say some ranchers. (Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico residents have until Wednesday to submit comments on stricter standards for methane leaks from new and modified oil and gas operations. The tougher rules were approved under the Obama administration, but they're among those the Trump administration has promised to r

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument gets a personal visit on Friday from U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. (Bureau of Land Management)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tours the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument on Friday, part of making recommendations to President Donald Trump about whether it should be downsized or have its status revoked. Zinke has been invited to a Las Cruces town hall

Conservation groups say New Mexico and Arizona are at a tipping point for the recovery of Mexican gray wolves in the wild. (Defenders of Wildlife)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico residents can tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service what they think about a revised Mexican wolf recovery plan in Truth or Consequences on Thursday and Albuquerque on Saturday. The plan aims to increase the wolf population that roams northern New Mexico and Arizona

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Environmental Protection Agency got some push-back from folks in New Mexico and other states at a hearing in the nation's capital on Monday. The agency wants to delay a new methane-emission rule for the oil and gas industry on federal land - although methane leaked at

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