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End Game on the Gila

State commission votes to divert the Gila River’s waters, but staff say plan could take 20 more years

Local News Allyson Siwik has spent the last decade organizing activists and poring over legal documents and scientific studies related to the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Laura Paskus

Gila Diversion Moves Forward

Interstate Stream Commission votes to tell feds they want to use water from wild Gila River

Local News Today in Albuquerque, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission voted in favor of building a project on the Gila River that will divert the river’s waters in southwestern New Mexico for potential use by hom...

Monday, November 24, 2014 Laura Paskus

State Gets Green Light for Gila Decision

Judge says petitioner in open meetings case has to pay $62 million bond to keep restraining order in place

Local News A District Court judge in Santa Fe has lifted a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. 

Friday, November 21, 2014 Laura Paskus

Gila Hearing Delayed

Local News A hearing scheduled for today regarding a lawsuit against the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission over its planning on the Gila River has been canceled. By the end of 2014, the commission must dec

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Laura Paskus

Laugh and/or Cry

New Mexico’s Environment Department develops political reputation for diminishing protections

Local News New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn walked a crowd last month through a complicated plan that the state is hashing out with the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Laura Paskus

Secret Plan

Former Interstate Stream Commission director sues over alleged violations of NM Open Meetings Act for Gila plan

Local News There’s a new battle breaking out in the war over the Gila River—the future of which will be decided within the next 76 days. This time, the salvo isn’t over endangered fish, water rights

Thursday, October 16, 2014 Laura Paskus

Humble Commitment

Terry Tempest Williams: A conservation author's sacred rage

Local News Writer Terry Tempest Williams has struck the word “busy” from her vocabulary. “I think it’s an excuse not to engage,” she says, calling from rural Maine, where she was visiting Katahdin

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Laura Paskus

Gila Hiccup

Former Interstate Stream Commission director says group violated the state Open Meetings Act

Local News A former director of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, Norman Gaume, announced Monday that he’s planning to sue that agency for alleged violations of the state’s Open Meetings Act.

Monday, September 22, 2014 Laura Paskus

Minnow Down

WildEarth Guardians suits up for another battle on the Rio Grande

Local News Earlier this summer, when afternoon rains were falling regularly in the Rio Grande Valley, John Horning pushed through head-high willow saplings along the west bank of the river near Albuquerque.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Laura Paskus

Dry Run

No water in part of Rio Grande sends biologists running to rescue what's left of endangered fish

Local News While Phoenix is currently underwater from last night’s epic rain storms, the Rio Grande in central New Mexico has dried to a halt. This morning, fish biologists were mucking around in the mudd

Monday, September 8, 2014 Laura Paskus
 
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