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A Message for the EPA

If you knew that the fruit or produce on sale at the grocery could make you or your children sick, would you still feel safe purchasing it? I’m guess the answer is no. The EPA’s chief administrator, Scott Pruitt seems to feel differently. He recently rejected a ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked […]

Earth to Trump: WE NEED ACTION

Climate change is a threat that we cannot afford to buck responsibility on. Without meaningful actions local communities will be harmed by longer droughts, more severe weather patterns, increased wildfires, and agricultural losses. Combatting climate change does not require sacrificing economic growth. With directed investment in clean, solar, wind, hydro, and other renewable energy sources […]

KRWG: Udall Statement On Trump Border Wall And Immigration Executive Orders

Commentary: U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order calling for the construction of a wall on the Southern border and to block local protections for immigrants: “As residents of a border state, New Mexicans know that border security is critically important to our national security. I support — and […]

Los Alamos Monitor: Marchers find protests inspiring

Los Alamos citizens who participated in the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. and Santa Fe were invigorated by the event and inspired to further action. News sources estimate that more than 500,000 people attended the march in Washington with more than 1 million people demonstrating throughout the U.S. Local news sources such as […]

NM Political Report: How New Mexico’s U.S. Senators voted on Trump’s nominees

The U.S. Senate is working its way through President Donald Trump’s nominees for key positions. Republicans have generally been supportive of Trump’s nominees, with a few exceptions. Democrats have largely picked their battles over nominations, allowing some to sail through, while delaying others. NM Political Report will continue to track the floor votes by Senators […]

Las Cruces Sun-News: Begaye voices concerns over Trump’s pipeline orders

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has voiced opposition to President Donald Trump’s actions today to expedite approvals for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Environmental groups and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have heavily protested against the Dakota Access project. Demonstrators, who use the term “water protectors,” remain at the site near the Cannonball […]