Southeastern New Mexico’s ties to nuclear run deep and will continue for at least the next 30 years under the plans being charted now.
Tribes want specific language in a BLM plan that would prevent drilling near the park, instead of protesting four times a year when the energy industry requests lease sales on certain parcels.
Other legislative efforts to legalize recreational marijuana are underway in New York and New Jersey, while a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Democrat-dominated Hawaii fizzled last week.
The other six states in the Colorado River basin have agreed to plans that recognize a long-running drought, the dwindling supply of water and how they intend to cope with it.
A deal was supposed to be signed by the end of 2018, under threat that the water levels on the river would push the federal government to impose its own restrictions.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris is presiding over a Thursday hearing on whether the moratorium should be reinstated.
As extreme drought encroached on Colorado and much of the Southwest this year, many eyes turned to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map.
In 1991, federal officials classified the razorback sucker as an endangered species.
All told, Democrats gained seats in 62 of the 99 state legislative chambers, according to data provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats also added seven new governorships.
Many states have historical markers and sites dedicated to Latino history but they usually center around the Spanish exploration era, colonial times and Old West settlement periods.