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SFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

In a 5-4 decision this morning the US Supreme Court blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. KSFR spoke with Steve Michel, Chief Counsel for Energy Programs with Western Resource Advocates on what today’s decision means.

This month The US Department of Agriculture has been focusing on rural communities and celebrating Farm to Table programs. New Mexico’s Farm to Table program is led by Pam Roy who also coordinates the New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council. KSFR's Zelie Pollon asked her to explain what Farm to Table does throughout the state and how their work is changing our access and our children’s to fresh food.

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco reflects on the outcomes of his early predictions for the Women's World Cup soccer competition in Canada. Dan's second order of business is his fear that MLB's emerging stars might be putting the grandstand ahead of the grand slam. 

KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

How -- and not whether -- Santa Fe develops is the topic of much discussion, and nowhere moreso than at last night’s city council meeting. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with City Councilor Patti Bushee about Wednesday's meeting and the decision to reject a new housing development along Agua Fria Street.

KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 


 

Today in The Vatican, Pope Francis’ encyclical spotlighted our consumerist culture and called on all people to receive his letter with open hearts.

The encyclical called “Laudato Si” or Praise be to you, was followed by a press conference here in the United States at the Washington Press Club in Washington DC. That’s where the President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville Kentucky, gave his response. 

John Thavis is the former Rome Bureau Chief of Catholic News Service covering the Vatican for 30 years. He is author of the book Vatican Diaries and spoke with us today about the uniqueness of today’s Encyclical “Laudato Si” by Pope Francis. 

Is it true love or is it a romance scam?  In the first of a two-part series, KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper takes a look at the costliest Internet-facilitated crime in the nation.

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