Shifting politics expected to affect NM oil and gas sector

By Spencer Butler / NM News Port With the 2020 general election finally over, reality is setting in that a new Biden administration will take power on Jan. 21, 2021. And with it comes the promise of a renewed fight over environmental protections that were weakened under the Trump administration. This will affect New Mexicans,… Continue reading Shifting politics expected to affect NM oil and gas sector

New Mexico’s candidates for U.S. Congress on energy

By Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port Fossil fuel versus renewable energy is a topic of debate this election cycle as climate change looms large. House and Senate candidates hoping to represent New Mexico aim to protect local jobs, state funding and the environment.  Both presidential candidates have said they will not ban fracking.… Continue reading New Mexico’s candidates for U.S. Congress on energy

State park hours cut, visitations down as COVID restrictions continue

Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center greets visitors at the bird watching area. (Gabrielle Hockstra-Johnson / NM News Port)

By Gabrielle Hockstra-Johnson / NM News Port  Serene, silent and green. The Rio Grande Nature Center, along the Bosque in Albuquerque’s North Valley, has enjoyed a slow summer thanks to changes forced by COVID-19. The state park, like many around New Mexico, is open only three days a week. The visitor center is closed as… Continue reading State park hours cut, visitations down as COVID restrictions continue