Luján, Wilson Secure Bipartisan Amendment in Clean Energy Package

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) secured a bipartisan amendment in the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act to establish a nonprofit partner to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that would channel private-sector investments and accelerate the commercialization of innovative energy technologies.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Applaud $600,000 Grant


U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) applauded $600,000 in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant funding to support the New Mexico Laboratory Embedded Entrepreneurship Program (LEEP). The New Mexico LEEP is a proposed partnership between Los Alamos Commerce and Development Co

Luján Secures Amendment Supporting National Labs In House Infrastructure Package

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after the House approved his amendment supporting America’s National Labs as part of the Moving Forward Act. Congressman Luján’s amendment invests $6 billion to modernize the infrastructure of national laboratories and create good-paying jobs.

Udall Works To Expand DOE Tech Transfer, Build NM’s Economy


U.S. Senator Tom Udall unveiled his updated bill to streamline the process for moving cutting-edge research and development from our national labs into the marketplace. The Accelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation (ATTAIN) Act will cut bureaucracy and better facilitate public-private partnerships at the federal, state and regional level.

Commissioner Barney Trujillo elected as Chairman of the LANL Coalition of Communities


On Friday Rio Arriba County Commissioner Barney Trujillo was elected as the new Chairman of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC), which serves as the voice for regional governments and the people of Northern New Mexico to Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Safety Administration, (NNSA) and our Congressional Delegation. Read more about this story here. 

DOE Appoints Joshua Madalena To NNMCAB


DOE Appoints Joshua Madalena To NNMCAB POJOAQUE – Joshua Madalena, the recent Governor of Jemez Pueblo, was appointed to the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) by the U.S. Department of Energy. The appointment was made by Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Mark Whitney, March 11, 2015. Madalena stated that he is “looking […]

Report Released On Cause of Breached Drum at WIPP


Technical Assessment Team Report Released On Cause of Breached Drum at WIPP   DOE EM News: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy Thursday released a report by an independent team of technical experts that evaluated the mechanisms and chemical reactions contributing to the failure of a waste drum at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant […]