KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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The Obama administration today unveiled new regulations governing reductions in methane pollution by the oil and gas industry. And Bloomberg reports the new rules are even tougher than those proposed in August 2015, to the tune of about 530 million dollars in up-front costs to extractive industries. Stakeholders in oil and gas production, including the New Mexico State Land Office, have come out against the rules, while environmentalists and Federal officials say the benefits—both environmental and economic—will outweigh the costs over the next ten years. KSFR’s Kate Powell talked to representatives from the Land Office and the regional chapter of the Sierra Club, who have two very different takes on the new regulations. 

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Today is the National Day of Advocacy for Nurses and the end of National Nurses Week 2016.  In the U.S., nurses number 3.4 million.  New Mexico is home to some 22 thousand nurses.  What does the American public think about these front-line health workers?  This year and for many years past, nurses rank number one in Gallup poll’s honesty and ethics in professions survey--ahead of doctors, teachers, police officers and other highly regarded workers.  Reporter Mary Lou brings us the story of New Mexico nurses on this important day. 

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Today we have another installment of our collaboration with StoryCorps highlighting Northern New Mexico history. Today we're exploring the tradition of the Matanza.

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