Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: New Mexico

Oil and gas industry tries to hold public schools hostage

Fossil fuel interest groups are telling New Mexicans: Let us keep drilling or the state’s education system will collapse.

New Mexico stuck with $8 billion in cleanup for oil wells,...

The oil industry boasts that it fills state coffers with revenues from drilling, but a new study finds a serious gap in funding available to tackle the environmental legacy of abandoned wells.

New Mexico militia member opens fire on protesters demanding removal of...

“This is not the first report of heavily armed civilian militias appearing at protests around New Mexico in recent weeks.”

California to pull National Guard from border

“This whole border issue is a manufactured crisis. We are not interested in participating in this political theater."

Chaco Canyon, Chaco earth

“Chacoan violence, concentrated and brutal, appears to represent government terror: the enforcement of Chaco’s rule by institutionalized force.”

This progressive New Mexican could become the first Native-American woman in...

Deb Haaland is running on a platform of Medicare-for-all, marijuana decriminalization, and renewable energy.

Immigrant communities win in N.M. as court protects rights in jail

The settlement is not final, but immigrant families and social justice advocates are pleased with it.

3 creative solutions to protect water, wildlife, and a warming city

In the heat zone of Louisville, Kentucky, 170 residents have been trained as “citizen foresters.”

New Mexico House Votes to Reinstate the Death Penalty

This Republican-sponsored House Bill would authoriz the death penalty in cases involving the murder of a child or law enforcement officer.

Massive Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Linked to Fracking

This The 2,500-square mile hot spot, located in the Four Corners region of the southwest United States, is more than triple a standard ground-based estimate and is a huge contributor to global warming.

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Right now, second only to Trump and his farcical election deniers, are there any greater hypocrites in the world than extremist American fundamentalists?

In New York Times op-ed, US physician blasts ‘lucrative system of for-profit medicine’

"Doctors' sense of our complicity in putting profits over people has grown more difficult to ignore."

Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

How worker ownership builds community wealth and a more just society

Community wealth building initiatives are taking hold in cities across the world, strengthening worker pay, local economies and democracy.

54% of new electric-generating capacity in U.S. will be solar in 2023, EIA says

Texas will be home to the highest amount of new solar capacity at 7.7 gigawatts, followed by California at 4.2 gigawatts.