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.
Efforts to limit the amount of nuclear waste in New Mexico took a major step forward Wednesday as lawmakers introduced a bill that would essentially ban the storage of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico.
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.
Beeps and honks fill the air as curious bystanders ready their cameras and furiously click click away to capture the commotion. This isn’t Albuquerque at rush hour, it’s Bosque del Apache during the festival of Cranes.
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.