• 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.

    Updated: 6:08 pm

  • Fishermen at odds over impact of Trump executive order

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren’t sure what the answer is.

  • New Mexico lawmaker withdraws bill to ban wildlife traps

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would outlaw the trapping of wildlife on public land in New Mexico is being rewritten in response to criticism at a legislative hearing.

  • The Latest: Discussion delayed on powers for oil regulator

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on increasing New Mexico’s regulatory powers over oil and gas drillers (all times local):

  • New Mexico contemplates new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature may restore the state’s authority to impose administrative penalties of up to $10,000 per day against oil and natural gas companies for violations of operating and environmental rules.