Wildfires Spreading, Attorney General’s Race & Public Lands Open to Oil and Gas Leases
This week on New Mexico in Focus, a wildfire state of emergency. Our Line Opinion panel explores the action the Governor could take with more federal resources. Plus, the panelists consider the latest round of campaign finance reports in the Democratic race for Attorney General, and a push from a former Republican official supporting a certain group of candidates from the rival Democratic Party. Our panelists react to a scathing report from the U.S. Department of the Interior, detailing the deficiencies in the federal oil and gas program as new leasing opens back up.
Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with two members of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition about where New Mexico stands after the recent public apology from the Catholic Church, acknowledging the atrocities that occurred in Canada. And Environment Reporter Laura Paskus talks with New Mexico Natural Resources Trustee Maggie Hart Stebbins about the recent $1.5M settlement to restore environmental damage at Fort Wingate.
Host: Gene Grant
The Line opinion panel:
Dede Feldman, fmr. NM state senator
Diane Snyder, fmr. NM state senator
Edmund Perea, attorney and public safety consultant
Catholic Apology on Canadian Indian Boarding Schools
Correspondent: Antonia Gonzales
Joannie Romero, Pueblo of Cochiti, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Samuel Torres, Mexica/Nahua, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Natural Resources Trustee Maggie Hart Stebbins
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guest: Maggie Hart Stebbins, NM Natural Resources Trustee