Manage episode 330803410 series 2616267
The Line Opinion Panel discusses the troubling news that both the Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon fires began as prescribed burns conducted by the U.S. Forest Service. The Panel also touches on new concerns over the burn scar left by the fire. Experts say it could lead to disastrous flash flooding once monsoon season comes around.
The Line Opinion Panel also discusses the economic implications of a potential interstate that would cut through New Mexico. The international trade route would stretch from Laredo, Texas, connecting to I-25 in Raton, New Mexico.
In Clovis, N.M., Art Schaap of Highland Dairy has had to euthanize more than 3,500 dairy cows contaminated with toxic chemicals from Cannon Air Force Base. New Mexico Environment Department Secretary James Kenney talks about the pollution—and about the cow carcasses, which must be treated as “hazardous waste” because of the high levels of PFAS that remain in them. Warning: graphic content.
Line Opinion Panelists:
Algernon D’Ammassa, reporter, Las Cruces Sun-News
Sophie Martin, attorney
Diane Snyder, former NM State Senator
James Kenney, secretary, New Mexico Environment Department
For More Information:
Forest Officials: Dormant Prescribed Burn Caused Calf Canyon Fire – Santa Fe New Mexican
NM Wildfire Burn Scar has Forest Officials Worried – Western Slopes Nowhttps://anchor.fm/nmif/message