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New Mexico Governor declares wildfire emergency

PRESS RELEASE – New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez Declares State of Emergency in Response to Dog Head Wildfire Santa Fe, NM — Today, June 15, Governor Susana Martinez declared a state of emergency in response to the Dog Head Wildfire affecting portions of Bernalillo and Torrance Counties. The Governor has also directed state agencies to […]

Gold King Mine spill reaching Lake Powell Wednesday, Aug. 12

PRESS RELEASE: Officials provide update on water contamination in San Juan County FARMINGTON, N.M. – Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) on Saturday, attended a public meeting at the Famirngton Civic Center in which New Mexico State Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn, State Engineer Tom […]

Farmington, N.M., Public Meeting – Tell BLM to STOP illegal fracking

(5) Farmington Public Meeting – Tell U.S. Bureau of Land Management to STOP illegal fracking. FRACK FREE NEW MEXICO – Friends — we’re about to get fracked to hell without your help. Already New Mexico has made national headlines for the nation’s biggest methane plume. Meanwhile, more than 100 “exploratory” wells in the Mancos Shale […]

Naabik’iyati Committee approves Navajo Nation-New Mexico Gaming Compact

After Naabik’iyati Committee adopts its agenda, the Committee begins deliberations on its first Legislation, 0396-14: Relating to Naabik’iyati’; Approving a Term Sheet for an Amendment to the Tribal State Gaming Compact between the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico (Sponsor: Honorable LoRenzo Bates) NAVAJO NATION GAMING CEO DERRITH WATCHMAN 9 percent for first […]

Naabik’iyati Committee on proposed New Mexico-Navajo Nation 2015 Gaming Compact

After Naabik’iyati Committee adopts its agenda, the Committee begins deliberations on its first Legislation, 0396-14: Relating to Naabik’iyati’; Approving a Term Sheet for an Amendment to the Tribal State Gaming Compact between the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico (Sponsor: Honorable LoRenzo Bates)

Oil and Gas Drillers Hid Identities

A fellow journalist, Kathy Helms wrote the following news article, which deserves the public’s attention regarding the destructive practice of fracking. According to Navajo Nation Council Delegate Leonard Tsosie, who represents the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation, which is in New Mexico, fracking is already occuring near Navajo Reservation lands that are next to […]