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Letter To The Editor: Reply To Senator Heinrich

on April 30, 2017 - 8:23pm
By JAMES GRIFFIN
Los Alamos

Sen. Martin Heinrich predicts doom if drilling in the arctic for oil is permitted (link). He uses amazing statistics from the Department of Interior to back up this claim.

Evidently there is a 75 percent chance of a 42,000-gallon spill. Let's pretend to be rational. Assume this to be true. How large is the arctic?

Will 42,000 gallons have any impact! No!

US underwater drilling for oil began in 1891, approximately 126 years ago. Notice that the oceans are devastated.

Resilient Spring Flowers

on April 30, 2017 - 6:46am

Resilient spring flowers spotted around Los Alamos following the snow storm that blew through the area Saturday. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Plows Clear Truck Route

on April 30, 2017 - 6:41am

At least three plows where spotted along the truck route clearing the road during Saturday's snow storm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Wintery Cap And Shawl On Mesa Public Library Girl

on April 30, 2017 - 6:08am
Daily Postcard: Wintery Cap and Shawl on Mesa Public Library Girl on fine ‘Spring’ morning taken at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Photo by Craig Idler

Letter To The Editor: Help The Hummingbirds Tonight

on April 29, 2017 - 9:27pm
By PETER HEIMDAHL
Los Alamos

Tonight (Saturday), the temperature will drop to 25 degrees in Los Alamos, which will be very hard on hummingbirds.

It may help them if people who have hummingbird feeders take the feeders inside tonight after dark (when hummingbirds go into their nightly stupor). Then bring the feeders back outside just before dawn (when the birds wake up) so the hummingbirds will have something warm to feed on.

Just don't forget to bring the feeders out by 6 a.m. Sunday!

 

Hummingbirds Gather For Breakfast

on April 29, 2017 - 9:09pm

Several hummimgbirds gather for breakfast this morning at a Los Alamos home. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Thirsty Hummingbird Braves Morning Snow

on April 29, 2017 - 6:48pm
A hummingbird ventures out in the snow this morning to sip sweet water from a container hanging on the deck of a Los Alamos home. Photo by Hiro Teshima

Letter To The Editor: We Can’t Ignore Oil And Gas Pollution’s Harm To Our Tourism Industry

on April 29, 2017 - 5:49pm
By Ron Trujillo
Santa Fe City Councilor for District 4,
and
Amber Espinosa-Trujillo, Grant Manager
Library Services and Technology Act Federal
New Mexico State Library
 
Our state is known for breathtaking views, unique public lands and ancient cultures within reach.
 
Tourists choose New Mexico as a destination because of ample opportunities to experience these assets. We’ve built a bustling and successful tourism industry that depends on our state being in its natural state – an industry that injected $6.1 billion into New Mexico’s economy and supported 89,000 jobs in 2014.

Glorious Snow Scene Captured In White Rock

on April 29, 2017 - 9:42am

A glorious snow scene captured this morning in a yard in White Rock. Photo by George Kyrala

Heinrich: Opening Up Arctic Ocean To Drilling Poses Serious Risks

on April 29, 2017 - 8:35am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s executive orders removing protections and moving to reopen risky offshore drilling, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to introduce the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act, a major piece of legislation to permanently protect the Arctic from offshore drilling.

The legislation would prevent any new or renewed leases for the exploration, development, or production of oil, natural gas, or any other mineral in the Arctic Ocean planning

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