V.28 No.22 | 5/30/2019
United States Energy Association
Let’s Get Polluted!
Methane emissions are concerning
A report published by the Environmental Defense Fund in April 2019 suggests that current EPA reporting of methane emissions is off by a factor of five, and the waste of leaking the greenhouse pollutant costs New Mexico about $43 million in lost tax and royalty revenue.
V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019
Eric Williams Photography
Haaland on Climate Disruption
Rep’s appearance at film festival emphasizes emergency
US Representative Deb Haaland advocated small changes in personal usage at the Climate Disruption Film Festival, but but where were the millennials?
V.28 No.14 | 4/4/2019
Courtesy Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media
Methane Goes Boom!
Profitable wells equal global warming
On a late March weekend, State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard headed out to the Permian Basin to visit oil wells on state trust lands. Not one facility visited didn’t have visible (with a FLIR camera) emissions pouring out from pipes or seeping out of valves.
V.28 No.10 | 3/7/2019
The Fractured Earth
Fracking bill would stop drilling to investigate process
We asked citizen activists who had been at the Senate Conservation Committee hearing on SB 459 to stop by Alibi HQ and spend the morning telling us why fracking is so dang bad for New Mexico.
V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
Water, Water Everywhere
Cooperation yields fluid results
At their Aug. 22 meeting, New Mexico’s largest water utility agreed to sell water to the federal government to boost flows in the Rio Grande through the end of the year.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
Drought’s Grip, El Niño’s Promise
Dry conditions persist across N.M.
Breaking the drought requires more than a handful of rainstorms—even big storms. And grappling with its impacts means policymakers should listen to scientists and constituents, ranging from farmers to city-dwellers.
V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
The Monsoon Approaches
But the drought persists
Wetter weather may be approaching, but our state’s drought is a persistent one.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
New Mexico News
Playing With Fire
Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet
The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?
V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018
Brave New World Vulture
Beauty the Turkey Vulture does work to make her species proud
Hawks Aloft is a local nonprofit that deals in conservation of birds of prey.
Healthy Plants, Healthy Kids
Water conservation project at Barelas school
The students in the Dolores Gonzales Gardening Club will be going home with not only some fresh fruits and vegetables from their beds, but also with some plants they can continue to nurture at home, learning to be stewards for nature.
V.27 No.13 | 3/29/2018
Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update
New plans and protests in process
ABCWUA criticizes KAFB for its new strategy's less aggressive plan to remove the jet fuel contaminants from the city's aquifer.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
More Oil, More Gas, Please
Relaxed regs coincide with increased revenue
Proposed changes to construction permits for oil and gas facilities will help production and state revenues but do not address methane leaks.
V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
US Department of the Interior
N.M. Environment Update
On Zinke, oil, gas and public comments
Interior Secretary Zinke under fire again for abusing his travel expense account and oil drillers invest in N.M. despite falling prices and state regulations, thanks to federal subsidies and White House support.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017
US Department of the Interior
N.M. Environmental Update
The latest about Zinke, LANL and public meetings
Interior Secretary promises a more business-frieldly culture, EPA is terrified of the public and LANL has two criticality incidents in August as well as waste problems.
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017
Courtesy of the New Mexico State Land Office
Zinke Says Drill!
New interior secretary targets New Mexico
US Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued an order last week, aimed at boosting oil and gas leasing on federal lands.