PBS NewsHour

New Mexico ranchers challenge restrictions on water rights

Clip: 01/05/2019 | 4m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Tensions between ranchers and environmentalists are nothing new in the American West, but in New Mexico’s Sacramento Mountains, climate change could be magnifying them. In the past few decades, the government has designated several native species of animal and plant as endangered, warranting protection that ranchers say violates the rights they were afforded generations ago. Josh Buettner reports.

Aired: 01/05/19

Rating: NR

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