Senate to vote on environmental manager’s job

SANTA FE (KRQE) – It’s now up to the full Sentate to decide if Gov. Susana Martinez’s environmental manager should be confirmed as secretary of the state’s environment department.

The Senate rules committee voted 7-3 Tuesday to send Ryan Flynn’s nomination to the full Senate.

Flynn has been under fire for rules that environmentalists say will allow groundwater pollution by copper mines. Flynn says the rules are strict and protect the environment.

If his nomination is rejected, Flynn will be forced out of his cabinet-level job. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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