Category Archives: Segments

EPA Rolls Back Regulations

1340 EPA Restrictions Loosened

April 3, 2020 –As the nation’s economy reels from the COVID-19 crisis, the Environmental Protection Agency has rolled back regulations, allowing for greater pollution. The surprise announcement came last week. Correspondent Laura Paskus talks about how the state is responding with Sec. James Kenney of the New Mexico Environment Department. 

Guest:
Sec. James Kenney, New Mexico Environment Department 

Additional Information:
MEMORANDUM: COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program
Critics Question EPA Decision to Not Enforce Some Regulations NM Political Report 

 

Dealing With Domestic Violence During COVID-19

1340 Domestic Violence and COVID

April 3, 2020 – NMIF Correspondent MeganKamericktalks with the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence about how stay-at-home orders might put victims of domestic abuse at risk for harm. TheU.S. Justice Departmentreports that nearly 9 out of 10 incidents of family violence happen in or near a residence and most spousal violence happens in a victim’s home. How are agencies around the state grappling with remote work and social distancing while also helping victims escape violent situations? And are there new ways to reach victims who might not be able to ask for help? 

Guests:
Pam Wiseman, director, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Gwyn Kaitis, policy coordinator, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Resources
Domestic Violence In The Age Of Coronavirus: What Happens When You’re Stuck at Home, But Home Isn’t Safe?USA Today
Isolation, Stress Spur Concerns Domestic Violence Will IncreaseSanta Fe New Mexican
Stay at Home Order a ‘Perfect Recipe for a Nightmare’ of Domestic ViolenceNew Mexico In Depth
France Announces Plan To Aid Domestic Abuse Victims During Coronavirus Crisis– NPR
Coronavirus and ‘Domestic Terrorism’: How to Stop Family Violence Under LockdownThe Conversation
New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline– 505-246-9240
National Domestic Violence Hotline (call or online chat)
Enlace(for Spanish speakers) 505-246-8972