Entries Tagged as 'environment'

WIPP: Reconsidering the ‘Impossible’

April 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · environment

By Denise Tessier Before the leak, a radiation incident at WIPP was considered virtually impossible. . . That’s a line from the Journal’s March 27 editorial in which the Albuquerque Journal revealed a collective change of heart about the infallibility of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the only existing repository for the nation’s […]

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Daily Show Appearance by Marita K. Noon Puts ‘Fun’ in Fracking

March 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier In the simplistic world of Marita K. Noon, energy makes America great. Energy Makes America Great, Inc., is in fact, is the name of the organization headed by Noon, whose pro-industry pieces appear in the Albuquerque Journal. And now, kids, thanks to Noon’s appearance on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, we learn that […]

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Off Track Coverage and ‘Grandstanding’

February 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments · environment, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Gov. Susana Martinez and the state helicopter were in the Albuquerque Journal last week (Feb. 21), but not Amtrak trains. Missing from the state’s leading newspaper was a story about what New Mexico plans to do about a proposed partnership with Colorado, Kansas, Amtrak and track owner Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway […]

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Fired Up About Being Green – But Not in the Journal

February 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier Long-time readers of the Albuquerque Journal couldn’t be faulted for thinking the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce the most important business-boosting group in New Mexico. It gets lots of publicity in the Journal (as we have pointed out in past posts) and a few years ago even partnered with the Journal with […]

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Public Journal Bashing…and Other Bad News

January 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments · environment, journalism, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque attorney and former city councilor Michael Cadigan took to facebook last week to announce that he has “finally taken the plunge” and dropped his subscription to the Albuquerque Journal. From his post: . . . As a news junkie, it was tough, but I finally cancelled my subscription to the Albuquerque […]

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On the ALEC Front: A Review – With an Eye Toward 2014

January 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Education, energy policy, environment, NM Legislature, regulation, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier In 2013, more light than previously before was shined on the secretive yet highly influential 40-year-old corporatist lobbying organization known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). That light came mostly from blogs, alternative media, journalist Bill Moyers and the British-owned Guardian newspaper, rather than by so-called “mainstream” news. The Albuquerque Journal […]

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Gushing About Oil, But Not Environmental Rallies. . . Plus, A Sincere Thank You

December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, financial coverage, journalism

By Denise Tessier Because I’ve already called out the Albuquerque Journal for blatantly boostering the oil and gas industry, there’s no need to devote a whole post to that topic. But a brief mention is warranted because the Nov. 25 Business Outlook cover story and headline were almost a repeat of what prompted my post […]

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The Amazing Congruence

November 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, energy policy, environment, journalism, labor, regulation

By Arthur Alpert I hope you read the latest post from my colleague, Denise Tessier. Focusing on an Americans for Prosperity essay targeting subsidies for wind power and a rebuttal letter to the Editor from a Las Cruces reader, she decried an unsavory Journal practice: “As we’ve often pointed out here at ABQJournalWatch,” Denise wrote, […]

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Non-journalistic Criteria Drive Climate Change Coverage

November 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert What if someone new took the helm at the Albuquerque Journal? My colleague Denise Tessier posed that question here Nov. 1 and I have been unable to escape it since, mostly because answers insist on springing, unbidden, to mind. If, for example, a professional journalist steered that ship, rather than the political […]

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A Daily Disdain for Journalism

September 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment, health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert “Those were the days” is a great, sad Russian drinking song that’s all about me. At least it is when Mary Hopkin sings, “Oh, my friend, we’re older but no wiser.” That’s why the Albuquerque Journal editors’ daily disdain for journalism still shocks me. Despite my white hair, I’m sickened. How do […]

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