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74Tesla making plans for Gigafactory in at least two states

Ever since February, when Tesla officially announced that it would build a gigafactory to make the incredible number of lithium-ion batteries it expects to need to power its electric vehicles, we thought it would be located in one of four states. Those four states – Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada – have been lobbying the automaker ever since, hoping to hear that the new, $5-billion plant and its 6,500 jobs would set up shop within its borders. Turns out, two of them might get

33How four states are trying to woo Tesla Motors' gigafactory

And they're off! Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas are all in the running for Tesla Motors' gigafactory, USA Today says. And the politicians are already talking big, which is the operative word for a factory that could cost $5 billion, require 1,000 acres, take up 10 million square feet and support 6,500 jobs. Oh, and build battery packs for a half-million EVs a year.

498Police Fire On Minivan Full Of Children During Traffic Stop

Mother driving the car was running from a speeding ticket

Dramatic dash cam footage of police firing on a minivan full of children may lead to actions against the arresting officers.

12Amp brings ex-energy secretary Bill Richardson on board

While extended-range plug-in truck maker Amp is based in Cincinnati, the company appears to be making more of an impact west of the Rockies, as the company just brought on former New Mexico governor and ex-US Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson on to its advisory board.

21Five states ask feds for help with high corn prices, say livestock more imporant than ethanol

The food vs. fuel debate over ethanol continues, this time through the actions of a handful of U.S. states that are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lift – temporarily, at least – the rules that require a "large share" (to use Reuters' words) of the corn crop in America to be used to make ethanol. Instead, says Georgia, the latest state to join the chorus, the corn should be used to feed chickens to counteract the effects of the drought affecting America this summer

47Developer sues Tesla over aborted New Mexico Model S plant

New Mexico may be The Land of Enchantment, but at least one developer from the state is less than charmed with Tesla Motors.

20Developer sues Tesla over proposed New Mexico Model S plant

New Mexico may be The Land of Enchantment, but at least one developer from the state is less than charmed with Tesla Motors.

27Woman Had Good Reason For Smashing Car Window

'If I stayed there and watched, I was going to watch the dog die'

It was a broiling hot day in New Mexico. A dog was in a parked car. A window was cracked just an inch or two. After watching the dog yelp and paw at the window before curling up on the floor, Susanne Jones knew she had to do something.

253Car Stuck Parked In A Crime Scene? That's A Ticket

Parking enforcement's mistake leads to outrage

After a man was shot outside of a rap concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, people who had parked in what would become a crime scene were outraged to find their vehicles had been cited by parking enforcement.

53Santa Fe man unloads five rounds into speed enforcement vehicle

What you see above is a video of a Santa Fe man who's had it up to here and is not going to take it anymore. The New Mexico city has a deal with Redflex to operate unmanned speed enforcement vehicles which are parked along the road to photograph breakneck miscreants.

71Al Unser Jr. arrested for reckless driving, DUI

Al Unser, Jr. is in the news again, and not in a good way. AP reports that the two-time Indy 500 winner was arrested last week for drag racing on public roads while under the influence of alcohol.

5New Mexico House passes B5 by 2012 bill with 47-8 vote

New Mexico has voted a through a House Bill that would require all diesel fuel sold in the state to be B5 by 2012. The bill, which passed the House in a 47-8 vote, moves to make diesel fuel containing five percent biodiesel compulsory for all state agencies and public schools from July 2010 onwards. All diesel fuel would move to a B5 blend by July 2012. In case of poor product availability or excessive price however, the measure could be suspended by officials.

1Ethanol plant stirs NIMBY debate

The plant will produce more than 100 million gallons of ethanol annually, which is triple the output of a plant located in Portales, about 20 miles away. There residents complain of a yeasty odor. City officials blame it on discharges from the plant that fester in the Portales wastewater treatment plant. The new plant in Clovis expects to reuse its water.

1New Mexico supports going green

Thinking in renewable energy terms, New Mexico just screams solar energy. But a report released today by the New Mexico Public Interest Research Group (NMPIRG) Education Fund shows that the state can and will do a lot more to reach the goals set by Governor Richardson last June to seriously reduce emissions throughout the state in the coming decades. By 2050, the goal is to emit 75 percent less than in 2000.

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