Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tag: New Mexico

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.

Appeals Court Upholds Abusive Sheriff’s Conviction

Instead of identifying himself as a law enforcement officer, Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella assaulted an unarmed victim during a road rage incident. Another example of a county sheriff committing deprivation of civil rights.

POPULAR

Trump planning to run in 2024? From his jail cell?

This guy is a political crook that has been allowed to run free—so far.

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.

Why the hell are Democrats keeping your drug prices high?

Vote in the Democratic primaries for true public servants — who care more about advancing the public good than protecting private profits.

To avoid Armageddon, don’t modernize missiles — eliminate them

If reducing the dangers of nuclear war is a goal, the top priority should be to remove the triad’s ground-based leg—not modernize it.

6 ways restaurants can reduce their environmental impact

The restaurant industry struggles to meet consumers’ sustainability standards because of conventional management patterns.