Category Archives: Energy

Senator Heinrich Talks About Mining Reform After Gold King Mine Spill

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October 23, 2015 – During a visit to the Navajo Nation earlier this month, Senator Martin Heinrich told constituents that Congress should reform federal mining laws. The Gold King Mine spill earlier this year put the spotlight on abandoned mines in western states. Heinrich says he will introduce legislation to reform mining laws that were originally put in place in 1872.

NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Senator Heinrich this week to talk about mining safety and the changes he wants to see in federal mining regulations.

The Line: Group Files Request To Disqualify PRC Members From Voting On San Juan Generating Station

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October 9, 2015 – New Energy Economy, a Santa Fe-based advocacy group, filed a request with the state Supreme Court this week to disqualify four Public Regulation Commission members from voting on the future of the San Juan Generating Station. Host Gene Grant discusses this case with this week’s Line opinion panelists.

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima, LLC
Rob Nikolewski,
Laura E. Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions
Harry Van Buren, professor at the UNM Anderson School of Management