NM governor gets low grades (at home) on climate change

Governor Lucian Grisham looks over crowd at Climate Alliance. Photo taken by blah blah/ news org

When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham took office, she promised to cut greenhouse gases and embrace clean energy – a radical objective, considering that the state relies on the oil and gas industry revenue.

Four years later, oil and gas exert enormous influence and Lujan Grisham has been named in a lawsuit, accused of failing to protect citizens’ rights to a clean environment.

Can a mine near the Pecos river be stopped

Ralph Vigil walks away from an old blocked off portion of the El Molino mill, where ores from the old Tererro Mine were processed. Nadav Soroker/Searchlight New Mexico

By Alicia Inez Guzman/Searchlight NM

A unique NM coalition is battling the project to prevent widespread harm — and deja vu.

Climate Crisis in New Mexico: Fast Profits, Slow Policies

By Aldo Jurado, Andres Torres, Brigid Driscoll, Joaquin Gonzalez, Joey Wagner, Lara Sullivan, Taylor Gibson

New Mexico produces more oil and gas than all states except Texas. So how does its Democratic governor and state legislature plan to address the climate change crisis? Our team of student reporters went in search of answers.

Facing the Northern NM resource problems

Grace Calderon looked out over the 18-acre property in Montezuma, New Mexico where she and her husband had been renovating a small house for their retirement. The fire had licked at the house but destroyed the shed in which they had been storing all the materials needed to finish the home.