Tensions between ranchers and environmentalists are nothing new in the American West, but in New Mexico’s Sacramento Mountains, climate change could be magnifying them. In the past few decades, the government has designated several native species of animal and plant…
Environmentalists are prepared to battle in court over policies concerning climate change, wildlife protection, federal lands and pollution.
By Tammy Webber and John Flesher, Associated Press
Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is also a potent greenhouse gas, trapping energy in the atmosphere. Last year NASA released satellite images showing a hot spot in the area where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona meet, prompting…
By PBS NewsHour
Utah Makes Deal For Private Gas Drilling on Pristine Public Land…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the political impact of sustained high unemployment and Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan.
Wyoming has some of the largest natural gas reserves in the country -- underneath public land -- leading to a debate over whether to drill or preserve the land for other uses. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Wyoming.
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