PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017
Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.
SANTA FE, N.M. - The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking input from people in New Mexico and across the nation on a plan it says will improve the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to oil spills. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 people and c
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - While efforts to stop or divert the flow of oil from the blown-out well in the Gulf continue, there's another effort to stop the diversion of funds from offshore oil royalties. Some in New Mexico want to see Congress fully fund the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, that t
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - With the spill in the Gulf highlighting the dangers of American reliance on fossil fuels, some people see a resurgence on the horizon for nuclear power, which could have major implications for New Mexico's economy and environment. The Obama administration has asked Congress to ex
ALBUQUERQUE - To make the point that the massive oil spill isn't a problem only for the Gulf Coast states, the Sierra Club in New Mexico is staging a spill today in Albuquerque. Don't worry – it's not a real spill, but a simulated one made of black plastic, and it will "ooze" directly in front
Burnham, NM - A Texas energy company is telling the Environmental Protection Agency to "get the lead out," but residents of the Four Corners area say the company should be more worried about mercury and other pollutants from its planned Desert Rock power plant. Houston-based Sithe Global Power has n
Albuquerque, NM - It's time to bring our mining laws out of the 'Wild West' and into the 21st century. That's what a group of New Mexico officials and conservation groups are saying today in Albuquerque. Leaders from state, county and tribal governments are calling for reform of the federal hard roc