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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-NM, is asking for a long-term prohibition to oil, gas and mineral extraction development in the Chaco Culture National Heritage withdrawal area in northwest New Mexico.

After years of short-term moratoriums, Heinrich has asked U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland...

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The Senate Taxation, Business and Transportation Committee on Saturday (Feb. 20) endorsed a bill that would create new funding for New Mexico's damaged highways and roads.

Senate Bill 168 would increase the gasoline excise tax from 17 cents to 22 cents per gallon, and the extra contributions would raise over $63 million annually once fully phased in by 2025, mostly for the state road fund, according to a legislative analysis. 

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In line with popping a bottle of champagne to celebrate the New Year, I'm showcasing a deep space object that's doing just that. Many of us have played with the Monster Bubble toy that makes regular bubbles look tiny. Well this one has them all beat. The bubble in the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) is seven light years in diameter. It's caused by an expanding region of gas that's energized by intense stellar winds from a single star located to one side of its center. The reason for the offset is its stellar winds are plowing into a wall of gas and dust in one direction while expanding relatively freely in the opposite direction.

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From the super-computing work at our national labs to the out-of-this-world flights from our spaceport, evidence is abundant that New Mexico can meet current and future challenges with transformative solutions.

Our legislators need to tap into our state's well of ingenuity and knowledge and figure out how to accelerate the diversification of our economy and state revenue sources. And they need to do it now - while the oil and gas industry is still with us.