• $9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers.

  • New Mexico lawmakers seek new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would restore one agency’s authority to impose administrative penalties against oil and natural gas well operators in connection with petroleum and wastewater spills, under a bill endorsed by a Senate panel on Thursday.

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  • New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs.

  • Feds propose wolf releases in southwestern New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife managers want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling population threatened by inbreeding.