Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

April 7, 2021

Building Climate Reporting Confidence: Texas

WFAA-TV Dallas, Covering Climate Now and Climate Matters in the Newsroom present experienced journalists, 2:00-3:30pm ET, sharing how they got up to speed on the climate issue, challenges they've faced in reporting and ideas on how to tell localized, human-centered stories to engage audiences. Includes Q&A.


New Mexico Files Lawsuit To Block Holtec Nuclear Waste Facility

"New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit against the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission intended to block a project to build a temporary storage facility for high-level nuclear waste in southeast New Mexico.

The project was proposed by New Jersey-based Holtec International and would be designed to hold spent nuclear fuel rods from plants across the country temporarily while a permanent repository was designed and built.

Source: Carlsbad Current-Argus, 03/30/2021

"Experts Predict Bad Year For New Mexico Wildfires"

"Wildfire experts in Northern New Mexico are urging the community to prepare for a hot, dry summer with potentially worse conditions than previous years, and they say the idea of a wildfire “season” is slowly dissipating as climate change makes the state’s forests more susceptible to blazes year-round."

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican, 03/30/2021

Plan To Expand Texas Highway Stalled Over Environmental Racism Concerns

"Texas is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of freeways, but a Houston-area county is suing the state to stop one of them being expanded, arguing the air pollution and displacement will primarily harm minority communities."

Source: Guardian, 03/24/2021


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