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Committee talks radiation exposure compensation to Native communities

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Udall chairs field hearing on uranium mining legacy

WASHINGTON, D. C. – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, was joined by Representatives Ben Ray Lujan, D- N.M., and Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as he chaired an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing...

Reintroducing the Accountable Capitalism Act

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Making CORPORATIONS accountable; making workers prosperous

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and U. S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced Oct. 4 they will reintroduce the Accountable Capitalism Act to help eliminate skewed market incentives and return to the era when the success of American corporations translated into success for American workers. The legislation aims to reverse the harmful trends over the last 30 years that have led to record corporate profits, productivity, and CEO pay, but stagnant wages for workers.

For most of our country’s history, American corporations balanced their responsibilities to all of their...

Former U.S. Army Major Bryan Osterhage named DVS Deputy Secretary

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SANTA FE - Former – Former U.S. Army Major Bryan Osterhage has been named Deputy Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services.

The native of Belleville, Ill., earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Truman State University in 2004, and a law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law. He enlisted in the Army in 2010 as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps before completing his active-duty service earlier this year.

During his military service, Deputy Secretary Osterhage was stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Belvoir, Va. He was deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Liberia – earning a...

Heinrich announces Youth Climate Change Challenge

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New Mexico students GET TO express themselves

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced the Youth Climate Change Challenge Oct. 9. Heinrich is inviting New Mexico students from grades K‑12 to submit drawings, paintings, poetry, and short essays about what the climate crisis means to them. Senator Heinrich will visit the classrooms of the first-­place winners.

“When I meet with students in New Mexico calling for climate action, I am always impressed with their depth of knowledge on climate science, their observations of how climate change is already impacting their daily lives, and their eagerness for action at both the local and global level. I want to...

Earthweek: Diary of a Changing World

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Week ending Friday, October 4, 2019

Carbon Ratio

An international team of scientists says it found that human activity on Earth produces enough carbon dioxide emissions to create up to 100 times more greenhouse effect in the atmosphere than all of the gases spewed by all of the world’s volcanoes. The decade-long study by the Deep Carbon Observatory also says volcanoes and other geologic activities alone don’t release enough carbon dioxide to shift the planet’s climate as some controversial theories have claimed in recent years. The study warns that when carbon dioxide levels have soared as much throughout the planet’s history as during the past century of increasing...

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