President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” unveiled Monday produced the first set of emission-reduction requirements for the nation's existing coal-fired power plants that will be monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency. KSFR spoke with two New Mexico environmental organizations about the President’s plan, and how the new rules will impact our state's energy future. 


We asked New Mexico’s largest utility, Public Service Company of New Mexico, for its thoughts on the President’s proposal.  PNM Resources’ Chairman, President and CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn issued a statement that says, in part:


“PNM is committed to reducing emissions and increasing the use of cleaner resources in ways that keep electric prices affordable for our customers and ensure the reliability of the electric system. We still have to review the plan in detail, but we are encouraged that EPA’s emission rate for New Mexico is not significantly different from the proposed rule and that EPA has provided additional time for states to submit plans and for utilities to comply.”



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In partnership with the New Mexico Attorney General's office, KSFR today is launching a series of reports on consumer protection.  Today's report focuses on immigrant consumers--the abuses they face and what can be done about them.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us part one of this story.

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In today’s edition of “Medical Insights” with Santa Fe physician Dr. Erica Elliot, the topic is depression and its link to inflammation.

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KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:44pm MDT

New Mexico’s Department of Health continues to look into the death of a Santa Fe County woman from a deadly form of the plague, and experts are warning people to keep areas around their homes free from wood piles and compost pits that attract plague-carrying fleas.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez spoke with a state epidemiologist about the disease and the investigation, and brings us more on the story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:38pm MDT

Tonight marks the first primary debate of the season--this first GOP debate will take place in Cleveland, Ohio today. KSFR's Kate Powell asked Republican Party of New Mexico's Public Relations officer, Pat Garrett, what viewers can expect from the debate tonight

Tonight's debate will air on FOX, with a first debate among 7 undercard candidates set to take place at 5pm Eastern Time, and a second debate among the 10 leading candidates kicking off at 9 PM Eastern Time. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:34pm MDT

In an earlier story on the special problems faced by immigrant consumers, KSFR looked at one of their biggest concerns--unauthorized agents who take money and claim to be experts on immigration status issues.  In today's segment, reporter Mary Lou Cooper talks with Joel Cruz-Esparza with the New Mexico Attorney General's office about other examples of scams targeted at immigrant consumers. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:32pm MDT

Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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