• Briefing on Gold King Mine Spill, August 14, 2015 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich is briefed on the coordinated approach from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies working with state, tribal and local officials to minimize the short-term and long-term public health and economic challenges caused by the tragic Gold King Mine spill that occurred in the Animas River.

    • Delivering Water To Local Residents Impacted By Gold King Mine Spill, August 14, 2015 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joins the San Juan Country Fire Department to deliver water to local residents impacted by the Gold King Mine spill that occurred in the Animas River.

      • Press Conference to Mark Milestone In Fuel Spill Cleanup At Kirtland Air Force Base, August 13, 2015 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joins the U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and state, local, and military officials at Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) to mark the first time that contaminated groundwater associated with the Kirtland Bulk Fuels Facility leak has been extracted and treated, and to acknowledge the work of the teams involved in achieving this milestone. Last year, Senators Heinrich and Tom Udall and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham secured key commitments from the Air Force to clean up the fuel spill at KAFB. Later, the Air Force outlined a specific plan to remove contaminants by installing several "pump and treat" extraction wells. The goal of the cleanup is to ensure public drinking water wells in the vicinity of the base remain safe for consumption, and that the plume is reduced in size and contaminants are brought within public health standards.

        • 2015 Santa Fe Energy Summit, August 12, 2015 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and the City of Santa Fe hosted the 2015 Santa Fe Energy Summit at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). The event brought together experts, business and tribal leaders, public officials, and decision makers to advance northern New Mexico’s energy economy through innovation, investment, smart policies, and collaboration. Senator Heinrich delivered the keynote address at the summit and was joined by U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales.

          • Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Outreach Session at Santa Fe’s United Way Learning Center, August 12, 2015 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich hosted an outreach session with families, community partners, and United Way of Santa Fe staff the Santa Fe Early Learning Center at Agua Fria. He met with families and toured the Early Learning Center, which will be the new hub of early learning and family support in the Santa Fe community and a model for solving poverty using a two-generation approach. This state of the art facility will offer year-round, full-day services for children and families including hot meals and a health center; leading-edge technology for teaching and learning; employment and social service assistance for parents; and home visiting program for families.

            • Volcano Hike at Petroglyph National Monument, August 11, 2015 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and his sons go for a hike at the volcanoes with Petroglyph National Monument Superintendent Dennis Vasquez.

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