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US: New Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Panic Has Struck a Blue State Now That Biden's Taking Aim at Fracking

    01/25/2021 7:20:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | Beth Baumann | Posted: Jan 23, 2021 6:20 PM
    One of Joe Biden's first acts as president was to sign a 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits. It's one way the administration plans to tackle the "climate change crisis." But Americans are already feeling the negative effects of the decision. New Mexico, one of the most productive oil and gas areas in the country, is worried about the moratorium. The natural energy industry's success impacts everything, down to education and government-funded programs. Industry insiders have said this regulation means the entire regulatory process shuts down, including normal day-to-day activities "routine requests that arise...
  • Oil and gas leaders say Biden moratorium on new drilling will hurt New Mexico

    01/25/2021 12:43:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 24, 2021 | Grace Reader
    <p>Oil and gas leaders in New Mexico are raising concerns over President Joe Biden’s recent executive action that put a 60-day pause on new oil and gas leases on federal land.</p><p>In New Mexico, the industry accounts for nearly one-third of the state’s general fund revenues, and industry officials said even a temporary halt on leasing will hurt the state.</p>
  • Biden’s pause on oil cause for big concern in New Mexico

    01/22/2021 9:02:09 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 96 replies
    AP News ^ | January 22, 2021 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other public programs hinges on the industry’s success.
  • Officials: 1 of 3 inmates who escaped Missouri jail captured in New Mexico

    01/22/2021 10:40:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 22, 2021
    One of three inmates who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail last weekend has been captured in New Mexico, federal authorities said. Tracy Brown, 57, and his girlfriend were arrested late Wednesday night at a gas station in Carrizozo, New Mexico, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The other two escapees, Dwight Abernathie, 36, and Samuel Gillam, 35, remained at-large. The three escaped from the Iron County jail on Jan. 15 or Jan. 16 by moving a block wall, climbing into an attic and escaping through an old office, officials said.
  • Cowboys for Trump founder arrested after allegedly leading Capitol rioters in prayer

    01/17/2021 6:29:02 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 66 replies
    A New Mexico county official was arrested Sunday after federal authorities said he entered a restricted section of the U.S. Capitol during the deadly pro-Trump incursion and led rioters in prayer. Couy Griffin, an Otero County commissioner and founder of Cowboys for Trump, was arrested in Washington. D.C., and faces a single charge of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, a federal criminal complaint said. In an affidavit, a Metropolitan Police detective said a Cowboys for Trump videographer told authorities that after he and Griffin saw the group push past security barriers, they scaled the...
  • FBI arrests New Mexico elected official for alleged Capitol riot role

    01/17/2021 5:07:48 PM PST · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2021 | 7:33pm | Kenneth Garger
    A New Mexico elected official — who co-founded the group Cowboys for Trump — was arrested by the FBI on Sunday in connection to his alleged role in the Capitol riot. Couy Griffin, an Otero County commissioner, was busted after filming himself on the steps of the Capitol the day a mob of Trump supporters attacked the legislative building, federal authorities told KVIA-TV. At a commissioners meeting on Thursday, Griffin vowed to return to Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, armed with guns to “embrace” the Second Amendment, the outlet separately reported. Griffin had called the Capitol siege, “a great day...
  • Elderly NM Man HAS TO SUE THE STATE To Touch His Wife, Who Is In Same Nursing Facility

    01/07/2021 1:12:38 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    MRCTV ^ | January. 5. 2021 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    A shocking COVID-19 Crackdown story has emerged from New Mexico to remind us that injustice is an immortal human-created monster that always should be exposed and fought. According to New Mexico based WISNews10 and KOAT, 78-year-old Gary Hein had to sue his state-run nursing home system and its overlord, the New Mexico Department of Health, just so he and his own wife could embrace. Hein and his spouse, 80-year-old Ann Severine, have been together for over three decades. Gary resides in the “Independent Living” portion of his Santa Fe nursing facility while Ann, who suffers from dementia, lives in the...
  • Former volleyball coach facing 52 felonies after arrest for rape of minors…again

    01/04/2021 4:30:43 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 29 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 01/02/21 | Scott Davis
    Six years after being arrested for having sex with a minor, a former New Mexico youth volleyball coach has been arrested again. This time, he is accused of raping several young girls. Ryan Kapuscinski, 28, has been charged with 52 felonies including 44 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor. He stands accused of having sex with three girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The crimes reportedly happened between 2015 and 2018. Kapuscinski was previously arrested in 2014 for having sex with a minor. He pleaded no contest and was released on probation with a conditional discharge.
  • New Mexico’s Herrell to object to Electoral College results

    01/01/2021 8:13:52 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 31 Jan 2020 | staff
    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell of New Mexico says she’ll be among Republican members of Congress who will formally object on Wednesday to the certification of the Electoral College tally of votes. Herrell said Thursday on her Facebook page that she would vote against certifying the Electoral College results ... and that it’s her duty as a member of Congress “to ensure that legitimate concerns over the integrity of the presidential election are thoroughly heard and examined.”
  • Megachurches fined for violating public health orders

    12/29/2020 4:51:47 PM PST · by brownwill6767 · 16 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 12/28/20 | Rick Nathanson
    They sat close together — hundreds of them — holding candles in the cavernous sanctuary of Legacy Church on Christmas Day, few of them appearing to wear masks. Photos and video of that gathering and a Christmas Eve service at Calvary Church have drawn public outrage on social media and on Monday the state Department of Health notified the two churches that they were each being fined $5,000 for violating New Mexico’s public health orders. Those orders, aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, limit occupancy of churches and other public spaces, mandate the wearing of masks and urge social...
  • Woman Sues Abortion Facility, Coerced Her Into Aborting Her Baby After She Spit Out Abortion Pills

    12/26/2020 11:53:41 AM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/23/2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Jessica Duran wavered back and forth about aborting her unborn baby as she sat inside a New Mexico abortion facility in 2012. Though she eventually told the abortion workers to go through with the abortion, Duran said she still felt unsure; she even spit out the abortion pills that they gave her. But instead of encouraging her to take a few days to reconsider, Duran said the abortion staff coerced her into aborting her unborn child. On Tuesday, the pro-life group Abortion on Trial shared Duran’s story and the medical records from her abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque....
  • New Mexico Cancels Plan to Offer Free College to State Residents

    12/26/2020 4:05:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 25 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    The state of New Mexico recently canceled its plan to offer free college tuition to all state residents. The proposal, which was originally introduced in September 2019 by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham(D), would have made college tuition-free for 55,000 students in the state. According to a report by Campus Reform, the state of New Mexico has canceled its plans to offer free college tuition to residents of the state. The plan, which was originally announced in September 2019, would have made college tuition-free for the 55,000 students enrolled at state colleges and universities. Recently, the state announced that the plan...
  • Sheriff gets national attention and pushback for stance on public health orders (NM ABQ Bernalillo Cty LEO says he won't enforce orders subverting constitutional rights)

    12/23/2020 12:21:53 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 22, 2020 | Elise Kaplan
    Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales is gaining national attention for a video he posted on YouTube saying some politicians are turning “everyday citizens into villains for simply attempting to live their lives,” and his department will not enforce any orders that “subvert your constitutional rights.” The video was featured in a Fox News segment Tuesday morning, along with commentary from a former national public affairs director who applauded the sheriff and erroneously referred to the governor as “Michelle Lujan.” The courts have not found the state’s public health orders to be unconstitutional in any cases to date. The governor’s authority...
  • Gina McCarthy, Deb Haaland And Gold King Mine

    12/20/2020 7:26:05 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | 12/20/20 | Nina Bookoput
    Gina McCarthy and Deb Haaland are on Biden’s climate team. This should be interesting given both of their ties to the disastrous Gold King Mine spill of 2015. That year, a mine up near Silverton, Colorado was under clean-up protocols by the EPA. The same EPA that Gina McCarthy was running at the time. Then, the spill happened. The Animas River turned into yellow sludge from southwestern Colorado all the way into and nearly through New Mexico. Who lives in New Mexico and just the year before lost her bid to be NM Lieutenant Governor? Joe Biden’s new choice for...
  • Haaland reportedly picked as Biden’s interior secretary (NM Native American Dem US Rep NM-1, radical anti-oil and gas and mining activist, will ban O&G leasing and fracking on federal lands, 40% of NM oil production is on federal lands)

    12/17/2020 8:11:25 PM PST · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 17, 2020 | Stories by Dan Boyd and Ryan Boetel
    SANTA FE — New Mexico congresswoman Deb Haaland has been tapped as President-elect Joe Biden’s interior secretary, according to The Washington Post and other national news outlets. If confirmed, Haaland, 60, would make history as the nation’s first-ever Native American cabinet secretary and would lead an influential federal agency that oversees more than 500 million acres of public lands and tribal issues. Haaland, who is a Laguna Pueblo member and former San Felipe Pueblo tribal administrator, had been touted as a potential Cabinet pick by many fellow House members and Native American groups. As head of the Interior Department, Haaland...
  • Monks sell so much pro-life coffee they need to build new roasting facility

    12/15/2020 10:22:34 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/15/2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    SILVER CITY, New Mexico, December 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A priory of monks who turned to coffee to support both themselves, a convent of nuns, and pro-life causes are expanding their coffee-roasting operations. The Benedictines of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery near Silver City, New Mexico, broke ground on a new 9,000 square foot coffee roasting facility in July 2019. The monks hope to have the exterior finished in the first months of 2021 and the interior completed by the summer. Rumble: Pro-life coffee monks build Romanesque roasting facilityThe new facility will house a bean storage warehouse, roasting room, grinding...
  • Party of Science: Celebs Back Native Rep. for Cabinet Position to ‘Honor Mother Earth’

    12/12/2020 10:18:36 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 12/12/2020 | Alexa Moutevelis
    Liberal Hollywood ladies are petitioning the incoming Biden Administration to appoint a specific congresswoman to the president’s cabinet and it won’t surprise you to find out that it is due to identity politics. And Mother Earth. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), first elected in 2018, is the woke choice for Secretary of the Department of the Interior according to an open letter sent to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Organized by Marisa Tomei and her group We Stand United, the letter was signed by a host of liberal women’s and native groups, along with the usual Hollywood suspects...
  • Forrest Fenn treasure finder steps forward

    12/09/2020 5:56:21 PM PST · by rintintin · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec 7 2020 | Jean Lotus
    Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The treasure hunter who discovered the Forrest Fenn treasure in June identified himself Monday after heirs of the late Santa Fe art dealer announced they would be forced to reveal his identity. Jack Steuf, a 32-year-old medical student and former journalist from Michigan identified himself in a post on Medium, after a lawsuit filed by disappointed searchers would have revealed his identity soon anyway, he said.
  • Border Wall System Update (7 Dec 2020)

    12/07/2020 8:33:22 AM PST · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 7 Dec 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    423 miles completed, 228 miles under construction, 87 miles under pre-construction (738 Total).
  • New Mexico GOP Files Lawsuit For All Ballots In One County To Be Impounded

    12/06/2020 8:01:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    🚨CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE🚨 December 5, 2020 3:02 PMThe Republican Party of New Mexico is calling for all ballots in Bernalillo County to be impounded in an election lawsuit.“There are questions that still persist and that election integrity and we must look closely at what happened here in New Mexico,” Steve Pearce, NM GOP Chair said.Per the press release, the Republican Party of New Mexico is also considering impounding ballots in other counties.