Oil & Gas Development in the Arctic Nat’l Wildlife Refuge, State Education Lawsuit, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with Bernadette Demientieff, a leader of the Gwich’in people of Alaska, to talk about how allies from Alaska to Albuquerque are joining forces on the issue of oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Host Gene Grant and Albuquerque Journal political reporter Dan McKay discuss the latest news on the lawsuit that’s changing the way the state funds K-12 education.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the influx of immigrants seeking asylum and the call for health officials to help at the New Mexico/Mexico border. The Line also debates Albuquerque’s new plastic bag ban, as well as a call by the city’s Civilian Police Oversight Agency for APD spokesman Simon Drobik to resign due to alleged misuse of overtime.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondent: Antonia Gonzales

Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in Steering Committee
Dan McKay, political reporter, Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

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