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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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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, is reintroducing three conservation bills with the hope they will gain traction under a bluer Senate and the Biden administration.

Heinrich is jump-starting bills to restrict hard-rock mining in the Pecos watershed, bar mining on four federal sites in Sandoval County and designate a section of a national monument near Taos as a wilderness area.

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Congress passed the bill with strong bipartisan support, and President Donald Trump signed it into law in August.

David Gold of Santa Fe was not surprised, he said, to learn the Trump administration is now seeking to weaken key parts of the new conservation law.

A proposed public works program would send conservation crews to scores of national parks and other federal sites, such as Bandelier National Monument, to complete up to …

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., is reaching out to communities across the state looking for heroes during this time of crisis.  Heinrich’s Hometown Hero initiative is looking for everyday community members trying to make a difference in their areas by performing acts of kindness or charity during the growing concerns over COVID-19, the illness caused by a new coronavirus. 

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich fired tough questions and caustic comments at Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette on Tuesday (March 3) over the proposed $100 million cut in Los Alamos National Laboratory's cleanup program for radioactive waste it produced during the Manhattan Project and Cold War.

A few years ago, I moved out West for the same reasons many young people are doing so these days - I was in awe of the mountains, and unlike in Oklahoma, where less than 5 percent of the land is public, I could access vast areas to hike, hunt, fish and otherwise enjoy the great outdoors.