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New Mexico regulators make emissions sweep in Permian Basin
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are looking to crack down on air quality violations by energy companies operating in one of the nation's most productive oil and gas basins.
The state environment department announced Wednesday that its staff recently conducted nearly 100 inspections across New Mexico's portion of the Permian Basin. They were checking compliance with air quality regulations and permits.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the leader of a civilian group that has detained asylum-seeking migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border was injured while he was jailed in New Mexico, after being arrested on federal weapons charges.
The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday in a statement that 69-year-old Larry Hopkins was transferred Tuesday out of the county jail after suffering non-life threatening injuries Monday night.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are looking to crack down on air quality violations by energy companies operating in one of the nation's most productive oil and gas basins.
The state environment department announced Wednesday that its staff recently conducted nearly 100 inspections across New Mexico's portion of the Permian Basin. They were checking compliance with air quality regulations and permits.

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Facebook has purchased more than 400 acres in New Mexico, but the social media giant has no immediate plans for the land.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the purchase more than doubles the company's footprint in Los Lunas, where it has been building a $1 billion data center.
The company announced the completion of the first of six buildings at the data center site in February.
Valencia County records show the additional property was purchased in March. It had an assessed value of about $14,600, but the sales price was not disclosed.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A senior administrator at the University of Michigan has been named provost and executive for academic affairs of the University of New Mexico.
UNM President Garnett Stokes announced his selection of James Paul Holloway following a nearly six-month search.
Stokes calls the current University of Michigan vice provost for global engagement and interdisciplinary academic affairs a "proven collaborative leader in higher education and a strategic thinker."
The announcement says Holloway will assume his new position on July 1.
 

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