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Climate Change Task Force seeks public input through new online survey

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –The New Mexico Climate Change Task Force encourages the public to participate in a new survey as the state seeks input to guide our ongoing climate work. Public input is a critical component of our climate strategy as we look to meet our emissions reduction goals, as well as boost the…

New Mexico amends rules to prohibit oil and gas spills

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –It will be unlawful for oil and natural gas drillers to spill liquid waste under revised rules adopted Thursday by New Mexico oil and gas regulators. The unanimous vote by the state Oil Conservation Commission comes after the panel heard testimony from environmentalists, industry representatives and residents during a daylong hearing.…

Las Cruces police officer trial pushed back

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The second-degree murder trial for Christopher Smelser, a former Las Cruces police officer charged in the choking death of a suspect will be delayed from July until January of next year. The case against Smelser stems from the chokehold death of Antonio Valenzuela after he fled from a traffic stop on…

CDC awards money to NM Dept. of Health

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Centers for Disease Control has awarded the New Mexico Department of Health $38,523,202 dollars to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, US territorial, and freely associated state health department capacity and services. This funding intended to help…

Biden’s oil policies highlight rift in New Mexico politics

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –A small group of New Mexico lawmakers is supporting the Biden administration’s pause and review of federal oil and gas lease sales, saying they are committed to moving away from the state’s over-dependence on fossil fuels. The group of 24 Democrats sent a letter Tuesday to the president and Interior Secretary Deb…