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  • Domenici clobbers cooperation on the RioGrande

    New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici says he wants to give more money to the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Act Collaborative Program – if the program will trim its membership and put itself under federal authority

  • Congress touts 'green energy,' but bill is black and blue

    The House of Representatives passes an energy bill with even more industrial pork than the Bush administration requested.

  • The harder they spawn, the quicker they die

    Silvery minnows had a good run this year on New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande, but an increase in the number of dead fish has prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to raise the "incidental take" numbers allowed for the species

  • Corporations ask feds to set emissions limits

    Executives from six of the nation’s largest energy companies have asked federal lawmakers to set mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions

  • Duke City dustup

    The nation may be intrigued by the contest between incumbent Republican Rep. Heather Wilson and New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid, but the New Mexicans who will actually vote in the election seem fairly disinterested.

  • Wastin' away in New Mexico

    Louisiana Energy Services, a European-based company, breaks ground on the first uranium enrichment facility in the U.S. near Eunice, N.M.

  • Environmental change

    Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., does an about-face and moves to protect New Mexico’s Valle Vidal from oil and gas drilling

  • Two weeks in the West

    California’s continuing water troubles; saving water for the Delta smelt; New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici to retire; Idaho grizzly shot; polygamous community in the spotlight; Vegas goes a glitzy shade of green.

  • Trouble on the Valles Caldera

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was supposed to be a grand experiment in collaborative management, but the current board’s push to expand grazing and curtail public input has led to clashes with local environmentalists

  • The little wilderness that could

    The long and carefully planned campaign to protect the Ojito Wilderness in New Mexico holds useful lessons for wilderness activists across the West

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