Oil and gas industry

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Tackling methane emissions from the oil & gas industry has been at the forefront in the war on climate change in the state of New Mexico. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency has introduced new proposed rules to curb these emissions and other pollution from the industry. 

 But, some advocates want those rules to go one step further.

N.M. Environmental Laws: What Passed And What Must Wait

Mar 30, 2021
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New Mexico is one of the fastest-warming states in the country, according to a 2016 report issued by the Union Of Concerned Scientists. In this year’s legislative session several bills addressing climate change were introduced by lawmakers. Not all of the measures were rejected. They didn’t all pass, either.  KUNM caught up with environmental reporter Laura Paskus from New Mexico PBS about the urgency of climate change problems in our state and how local elected officials are responding .

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New Mexico politicians paid lip service this election cycle to a landmark education ruling about inequities in public schools. But no one was drawing a line between the Yazzie-Martinez case and an issue that’s had students walking out of classes this fall – climate change. Verland Coker, a 26-year-old Albuquerque school board candidate, makes that connection, calling out the hypocrisy of an education system here that relies on oil and gas money.

Let's Talk Protecting Endangered Species

Aug 27, 2019
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Let's Talk New Mexico 8/29 8a: The Trump Administration recently changed Endangered Species Act regulations affecting how species are removed from endangered status and streamlining permits for the oil and gas and ranching industries. Environmentalists say the rules weaken protections. How could the new rules change industry and conservation in New Mexico? We want to hear from you! Do you work in oil and natural gas, mining, or outdoor recreation? How do endangered species affect your livelihood? Are you concerned about the future of endangered species? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, or call live during the show.

Laura Paskus

A federal judge on Wednesday denied efforts to delay an Obama era regulation that’s intended to reduced methane waste.

Advocates File Lawsuit Over Trump Hold On Methane Rules

Jun 10, 2017
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The Environmental Protection Agency and the Trump Administration are facing a lawsuit after they suspended a rule to curb oil and gas industry methane emissions for 90 days.