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Senators clash over huge oil firm profits

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Partisan clashes erupted Wednesday at the start of a Senate hearing called to consider record oil company profits.

Arsenic removal project to be demonstrated

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Sandia National Laboratories will demonstrate new technology designed to remove arsenic from water next week in Rio Rancho, N.M.

Bush signs $12 billion energy bill

ALBURQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- President Bush signed a comprehensive energy bill Monday in New Mexico, home to a senator who did much to ensure the bill's passage.

Lawmakers to join Bush at Pope funeral

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A bipartisan congressional delegation is joining President Bush in Rome for Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Senate delegation to papal funeral named

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Tuesday a group of 14 senators will attend the April 8 Vatican funeral of Pope John Paul II.

New Mexico minnow fight settled

ALBUQUERQUE, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Environmentalists and the city of Albuquerque have settled a lawsuit over water resources and the survival of the endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow.

Senators seek to clarify jurisdiction

SANTA FE, N.M., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would clarify the jurisdiction over crimes committed on American Indian lands in New Mexico.

Richardson: No nuke waste in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is blocking a new uranium-enrichment facility in his state until the government guarantees nuclear waste won't remain there.

Domenici seeks investigation in N.Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has called for a review of how the state's Democratic secretary of state spent federal election assistance funds.

Reid gains first victor as Minority Leader

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- In his first political victory as Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has secured a spot on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a former aide.

New Mexico town to be training center

SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A New Mexico university Wednesday assumed ownership of an abandoned town that will become one of the nation's top counter-terrorism training centers.

PoliSci: DOE's basic research gets a boost

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- In a year when nearly every government program not tied to national security is facing budget cuts, the House Appropriations Committee decided to add money to the Department of Energy's budget to boost the nation's investment in basic research.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science and Technology Editor

Western governors want drought policy

SANTA FE, N.M., June 21 (UPI) -- Western governors Monday called for a national drought policy to include a new network to better predict and respond to the natural disaster.

New Mexico Tech plans anti-terror academy

SOCORRO, N.M., May 17 (UPI) -- New Mexico Tech announced plans to buy an old mining town in southwestern New Mexico to be the base for its proposed anti-terrorism academy.

Cleanup ordered at Los Alamos laboratory

ALBUQUERQUE, March 19 (UPI) -- Officials announced Friday in New Mexico an agreement has been reached for a environmental cleanup at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Greens protest energy bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Green Party Thursday called for the defeat of a new Republican-sponsored energy bill, claiming it would cripple energy conservation efforts.

Senate remains deadlocked on highway bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Senate efforts to debate a massive $318 billion highway construction bill deadlocked Tuesday over cost and other concerns.

Senators question Bush energy priorities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Senators from both parties questioned Bush White House energy priorities Tuesday in Washington, citing the small spending increases proposed for next year.

Energy bill may get reprieve in Senate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. will offer a scaled-back version of failed GOP energy legislation as an amendment to the pending transportation spending bill.

UPI News Track Business

, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Markets close out a down week

House, Senate strike deal on energy bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- House and Senate Republican negotiators reached a compromise Friday on the hotly debated comprehensive energy bill.

Energy plan could stall into 2004

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate officials say bickering is likely to delay passage of a national energy policy until next year at least, despite President George Bush's call for a plan this year.

GOP to include ANWR in Energy Bill talks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A proposal to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling will be part of the next round of conference committee negotiations on the Energy Bill.

Analysis: Running Out of Energy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Last week saw some extraordinary scenes in the Senate as this year''s Energy Bill died, only for last year''s bill to rise, vampire-like, from its grave to be passed again by the Senate 84-14. With both parties claiming victory, it is worth looking at how
IAIN MURRAY, Special to UPI

Richardson seeks to settle minnow fight

SANTA FE, N.M., July 21 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has launched talks aimed at settling the legal battle over the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.
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