PNS Weekend Newscast - June 25th, 2017 

Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Public News Service - NM: Waste Reduction/Recycling

The tree and much of the wrapping and packaging can be recycled for a greener holiday season.(cohdra/morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Not every town had a white Christmas this year, but everyone can have a green holiday season with a little effort. Of course, Christmas trees can be recycled - as long as all decorations, hooks and even the wooden stakes off the bottom are carefully removed. Shirlene Sitton, dire

Nuclear Watch New Mexico has sued the operators of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for failing to meet deadlines under a court order to clean up nuclear waste. (Dept. of Energy)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A nuclear energy watchdog group has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Energy and a federal contractor for failing to clean up nuclear and toxic waste at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The suit claims waste stored at a lab site known as "Area G" hasn't been removed des

At meeting in Albuquerque tonight, the topic is a PNM rate proposal that could affect low-income ratepayers and rooftop solar power in New Mexico. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Environmental groups, faith organizations and solar-energy businesses are hosting a forum in Albuquerque tonight to discuss the latest PNM rate proposal. The groups say the utility's plan to raise customers' monthly minimum payment and other fees could negatively affect both lo

The Obama administration has ordered a moratorium on issuing new or modified permits for coal mining on public lands. (Wikimedia Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Environmental groups and clean-energy advocates in New Mexico and elsewhere are praising the Obama administration's move to suspend new coal mining on public lands. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell issued an executive order on Friday that puts a moratorium on new or modified permits

Two former Bureau of Land Management directors have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging strong rules to reduce methane pollution on federal and tribal lands. Credit: Dirk Ingo Franke/Wikimedia Commons
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two former Bureau of Land Management directors have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging strong rules to reduce methane pollution on federal and tribal lands. Methane, a byproduct of oil and gas production, is more than 80 times more potent than carbo

Energy and environmental experts met in Albuquerque last week to address methane pollution in advance of new EPA regulations. Credit: Versevend/iStockphoto

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Leaders from the energy industry met with government officials, environmental activists and utility experts last week to find a way to put a cap on methane emissions in New Mexico. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering regulations for methane pollution, a byproduct

A watchdog group says natural gas that leaks or burns off is costing New Mexico taxpayers millions of dollars in lost revenue. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Venting and flaring at oil and natural gas wells on public lands in the Four Corners area costs the public millions in lost royalty revenue, and much more to corporations doing the extraction - not to mention releasing a major climate change contributor into the environment. Tax

PHOTO: Natural gas that is flared, vented or that simply leaks from development sites is costing New Mexico millions in lost energy royalties, says a new report that examines the financial and environmental impact of gas waste on federal and tribal land. Photo credit: Tim Evanson/Flickr.

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico tops the nation for the amount of methane pollution released from oil and gas drilling on federal and tribal land, according to a new report for the Environmental Defense Fund. The study described the loss as a financial as well as environmental problem, since developers

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