Latest Michelle Lujan Grisham News

Fight over constitutional provisions to guard against oil, gas pollution moves ahead in New Mexico

Jun. 10, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge cleared the way Monday for a landmark lawsuit to proceed that alleges the state has failed to meet its constitutional obligations for protecting against oil and gas pollution. Environmental groups and Native Americans who live near oil...

New Mexico judge halts state mandate for school districts to adopt calendars with more school days

May. 13, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new mandate that requires school districts across New Mexico to adopt calendars that consist of at least 180 days was put on hold by a judge on Monday while he considers the change's legality. Dozens of school districts and superintendents have been...

New Mexico forges rule for treatment and reuse of oil-industry fracking water amid protests

May. 13, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental officials in New Mexico took initial steps Monday toward regulating the treatment and reuse of oil industry fracking water as the state grapples with scarce water supplies and fossil fuel producers confront shrinking opportunities for wastewater disposal. ...

New Mexico governor seeks hydrogen investment with trip to Netherlands

May. 11, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico has announced plans to court new investments in hydrogen fuel development at a business summit in the Netherlands over the coming week. In a news release Friday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she'll lead a delegation to an...

Top water official in New Mexico to retire as state awaits decision in Rio Grande case

May. 08, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top water official will be stepping down next month, wrapping up a four-decade career that has included work on water projects from New Mexico and Colorado to Texas. Mike Hamman has served as the state engineer for the past two years and...

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrate state-authorized pot industry

Apr. 19, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments — including commercial, state-authorized supplies — as licensed cannabis providers file complaints that more than $300,000 worth of marijuana has been confiscated in recent months at highway...

New Mexico special legislative session to focus on public safety initiatives

Apr. 17, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor on Wednesday announced a mid-summer special legislative session on public safety that may delve into concerns about homeless encampments, panhandling and mental health treatment after many crime initiatives have languished. ...

New Mexico electric vehicle mandates to remain in place as auto dealers fight the new rules

Apr. 05, 2024 15:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mandates for auto dealers to provide an increasing number of electric vehicles for sale across New Mexico will remain in place as state regulators on Friday denied an effort to derail implementation of the new rules pending a legal challenge. Members of the...

Police search for suspect in fatal shooting of police officer in eastern New Mexico

Mar. 15, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Multiple law enforcement agencies searched Friday for the suspect in the fatal shooting of a state police officer killed on Interstate 40 in eastern New Mexico. The victim was identified as New Mexico state police officer Justin Hare, 35, the governor's...