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House Speaker Brian Egolf Addresses Today’s Santa Fe District Court Ruling On Vetoes By Governor

on August 11, 2017 - 3:09pm

Speaker Brian Egolf

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Today, the Santa Fe District Court ruled against the governor’s unconstitutional vetoes of 10 bills that were passed during the 2017 regular legislative session, stating they should become law.

Speaker Brian Egolf issued the following statement:

“This case was about computer science opportunities for school kids, economic development in agriculture, and defending the state’s constitution. Today’s ruling is a victory for our youth, our farmers, our communities and our constitution.”

At dispute was the fact that no objections were included in the

AG Balderas Opposes EPA’s Illegal Proposed Delay Of Rule Limiting Methane Emissions

on August 11, 2017 - 6:57am
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Joining a coalition of 14 attorneys general, the State of Colorado, and the City of Chicago, Attorney General Hector Balderas Aug. 9 submitted comments in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 27-month compliance delay of an important public health rule put forward during the Obama Administration.
 
The methane new source rule now in place limits emissions of this powerful greenhouse gas by encouraging the use of emerging technology in leak monitoring and setting a fixed schedule for monitoring leaks at all well sites and

N.M. Delegation: Rebid Is Opportunity For DOE To Strengthen LANL’s Critical Role In NNM

on August 11, 2017 - 6:50am

NM CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News
  • Paramount concern is assuring the safety and health of the employees, the public and protecting the environment while enabling the lab to continue to meet its crucial national security missions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security General Frank G.

County Council Approves Four Recreation Projects

on August 10, 2017 - 10:50am

Lisa Shin, president of the PAC 'A Better Way For LA' makes her feelings known at Tuesday's County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Community members pack Council Chambers for Tuesday's County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

Council Chambers was packed with community members eager to share their opinion Tuesday evening about Council’s proposal to spend Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds on several recreation projects.

New Mexico Delegation Urges Swift Appointment Of New Mexico Rural Development State Director

on August 10, 2017 - 9:44am

NM CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:

  • Lawmakers say position is critical for managing USDA’s programs that provide hundreds of loans and grants each year in New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham urged U.S.

Letter To The Editor: Yes Leadership Takes Courage...

on August 10, 2017 - 7:58am
By TERRY GOLDMAN
Los Alamos

It was a great pleasure to see Tony Fox insist that the Council recognize that voting against the rec bond is not identical with voting against the rec projects. One may be fiscally conservative and still be in favor of some quality of life improvements and infrastructure development.

And while Dr. Shin is indeed correct that quantification is not precise, it is certainly clear that everyone who voted for the bond is also in favor of the projects.

DEA Investigations Lead To Largest Treasury Kingpin Designation Against Mexican Cartel In History

on August 10, 2017 - 6:49am
Raul Flores Hernandez
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  As a result of several long-term DEA investigations, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has identified Mexican national Raul Flores Hernandez and the Flores Drug Trafficking Organization (Flores DTO) as Significant Foreign Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). 
 
In addition to Flores and the Flores DTO, OFAC also designated 21 Mexican nationals and 42 entities in Mexico for providing support to the narcotics trafficking activities

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Welcome Interior Department Announcement On Sabinoso Wilderness Access

on August 9, 2017 - 4:28pm

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján welcomed an announcement from the Department of the Interior (DOI) that Secretary Ryan Zinke intends to finalize the process to consider whether to accept the donation of 3,595 acres, known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch, that are adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico to be included as part of the wilderness.

Last year, the Wilderness Land Trust purchased the Rimrock Rose Ranch in order to donate the land to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) so it can be added to the

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