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U.S. nuclear repository completes key mining project in southern N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – After seven years of mining, federal officials say work to carve out the eighth disposal area at the U.S. government’s underground nuclear waste repository is complete. Manage...

Navajo leaders seek hearing on oil and gas drilling dispute

ALBUQUERQUE – Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal le...

Albuquerque resolution recognizes boarding school trauma

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque City Council has adopted a resolution that acknowledges ongoing generational trauma caused by U.S. Indigenous boarding school policies and formalizes a commitme...

New Mexico hearing begins for next round of oil, gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is now the nation’s second largest oil producing state, and environmental officials say more needs to be done to rein in pollution from the industry. They are propo...

Top New Mexico lawmakers concerned about oil and gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of powerful New Mexico lawmakers is questioning whether state environment officials have done enough to weigh the potential economic effects of a proposal to cut smog-causing pollution across the oil and gas industry.

New Mexico panel considers future of coal-fired power plant

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest electric provider wants to transfer its share of a coal-fired power plant to an energy company backed by the Navajo Nation, but environmentalists argue tha...

New Mexico flush with cash as revenues climb, oil recovers

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is flush with cash because of a quick recovery of oil and gas markets and higher than expected gross receipts tax revenues as consumers spend federal stimulus checks...

Recommendations target oil, gas leasing across the West

ALBUQUERQUE – An Indigenous leader from New Mexico and former U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called on the federal government Tuesday to overhaul its oil and gas leasing program to en...

U.S. boarding school review prompts calls for trauma support

ALBUQUERQUE– Some members of Congress want to ensure that protections are put in place to address ongoing trauma as more information comes to light about the troubled history of Indigenous b...

Energy giant promises more perks in New Mexico utility case

ALBUQUERQUE – A top executive with global energy giant Iberdrola is promising more perks if local governments and others in New Mexico clear the way for a proposed multibillion-dollar utilit...

New Mexico customers sound alarm over major utility merger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico customers are sounding the alarm over a proposed multibillion-dollar merger of the state's largest electric utility provider with a U.S. subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola, citing a sordid track record of reliability and customer service.

New Mexico’s mask mandate for schools sparks legal battle

ALBUQUERQUE – A legal battle is brewing in New Mexico over what power state education officials have over local school boards and what limits there are to that authority. The fight stems fr...