Morning Report: “‘This is the time.’ Stansbury seeks funding for Pueblo irrigation infrastructure”

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The Pueblo people have been farming along the Rio Grande since time immemorial, but funding is needed for the infrastructure to keep this practice going, according to U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, who worked to get $200 million included in the reconciliation package for that purpose.

The Albuquerque Democrat said that the reconciliation package and the infrastructure package are opportunities for Congress to fund major projects that will help people for decades to come.

Continue reading ‘This is the time.’ Stansbury seeks funding for Pueblo irrigation infrastructure at The NM Political Report.

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When Kayley Shoup, a community organizer with the Carlsbad-based group Citizens Caring for the Future, read over an environmental assessment for new oil wells and infrastructure near Loving, she noticed that the Bureau of Land Management chose not to analyze the social cost of carbon.

The BLM states in the environmental assessment that evaluating the social cost of carbon was not required under the National Environmental Policy Act and could provide inaccurate information because a full cost-benefit analysis was not conducted.

Continue reading BLM says social cost of carbon analysis not needed for Loving oil project at The NM Political Report.

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