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New Mexico Game Commission Lands In Federal Court Over Cougar Trapping

on June 27, 2016 - 11:08pm

Cougar trap. Courtesy/APNM

APNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Arguing that the New Mexico State Game Commission violated the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) by authorizing cougar trapping that will harm endangered Mexican wolves and jaguars in New Mexico, The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Protection of New Mexico and longtime Mexican wolf enthusiasts Peter and Jean Ossorio filed a complaint in New Mexico federal court today.

The lawsuit seeks to invalidate the upcoming cougar trapping season—currently scheduled to begin Nov.

Lightning Starts Small Fire At Valles Caldera Preserve

on June 27, 2016 - 10:28pm

The Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – A new wildland fire is burning in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Big Hat fire, discovered after last week’s thunderstorms, is estimated to be approximately two acres in size.

It is located on Banco Bonito, east of the staging area in the southwestern portion of the preserve.

LAPD Thanks Community For Aid In Solving Crimes

on June 27, 2016 - 4:48pm
LAPD News:
 
The Los Alamos Police Department has solved multiple criminal incidents that were reported earlier this year thanks to local L.A. Crime stopper press releases.
 
“LAPD would like to thank the local media and the public for their assistance related to these incidents. These tips show that the citizens, job-holders, and visitors in our area wish to assist the Los Alamos Police Department in our mission to provide quality pro-active law enforcement services to help keep our community safe and hold those accountable who choose to commit crime in our area,” LAPD Cmdr.

Albuquerque Bank Robbers Flee In Damaged Car

on June 27, 2016 - 1:21pm
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a team of robbers who hit an Albuquerque bank Wednesday, June 22, and fled in a vehicle with front-end damage.
 
Three suspects were possibly involved, and they fled in a late-model, four-door car with faded gold paint. The vehicle was missing a front driver-side hubcap and its hood was not closed completely. The robbery occurred at approximately 3:21 p.m. at the Bank of the West at 5401 Central Ave. NE;
 
A male suspect described as approximately 6’0” tall and skinny entered the bank and demanded money.

Consent Order Governing Legacy Cleanup At Los Alamos Finalized

on June 27, 2016 - 1:18pm
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department signed and finalized the Consent Order between the State of New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management office, which will guide and govern the cleanup of legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
 
“The new Consent Order will accelerate the pace of environmental restoration activities in and around Los Alamos,” New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn said.

CCNS Challenges EPA To Terminate LANL Outfall From Clean Water Act Permit

on June 27, 2016 - 6:56am
CCNS News:
 
Outfall No. 051 at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a discharge pipe connected to the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF). 
 
After November 2010, the RLWTF became a zero-liquid-discharge system. Since then LANL has been using a Mechanical Evaporator System (MES) to evaporate treated water into the air, and nothing has been discharged through the Outfall. Nevertheless, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still includes Outfall 051 in the Clean Water Act permit that it issues to LANL. 
 
This has a serious impact.

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