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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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Public News Service - NM: Environmental Justice

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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

A push to expand compensation for more New Mexicans affected by radiation exposure from mining and nuclear testing is under way. (Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A rally held this week in the state Capitol Rotunda has brought new attention to the needs of New Mexico residents who have been exposed to health hazards from uranium mining and nuclear testing in past decades. New Mexico lawmakers are being asked to support amendments to the Radi

Groups that oppose the pending mergers of giant companies that sell seeds and pesticides are pressing the new U.S. Attorney General to review the three mega-deals. (belfastEileen/iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Some New Mexico groups are joining the call for more scrutiny of mega-mergers now in the works between multinational agribusiness companies that dominate the global market for seeds and pesticides. More than 300 groups have signed a letter to new U.S. Attorney General Jeff S

Energy from the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station is at the center of a case before the New Mexico Supreme Court tomorrow. (Wild Earth Guardians via Flickr)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The state Supreme Court will hear a case tomorrow pitting renewable-energy advocates against the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) and PNM, the state's biggest utility. At issue is whether the PRC was right to grant PNM permission to buy more coal and nuclear power versus in

Bernalillo County passed a resolution supporting a proposed federal rule to limit waste of methane gas. (Environmental Defense Fund)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Bernalillo County has become the fifth New Mexico county to support a proposed rule from the Bureau of Land Management that would limit the flaring, venting or leaking of excess methane from oil and gas facilities. The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 on

A 2015 spill at Colorado's Gold King Mine dumped 3 million gallons of mine waste and toxic substances into the Animas and San Juan rivers. (KaraGrubis/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight field hearing today in Phoenix to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to tribes whose livelihood was damaged by a toxic spill. In August, the EPA caused a spill of toxic wastewater that turned t

Protesters gathered in Santa Fe on Wednesday to call for the Bureau of Land Management to halt the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands. (WildEarth Guardians)

SANTA FE, N.M. - More than 200 protesters gathered outside a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease auction in New Mexico on Wednesday, urging the Obama administration to "Keep it in the ground." Representatives from more than two dozen environmental groups from across the West called for

The Shiprock is one of New Mexico's iconic natural landmarks. The state's congressional delegation is ranked among the best for its voting record on pro-conservation legislation. (Wikimedia Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico's delegation was ranked among the best in Congress for pro-environment voting by the League of Conservation Voters in its 2015 annual scorecard. New Mexico's voting record stands in stark contrast to many of its neighboring western states, such as Utah, Arizona and Texas

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