The dream of a unified North American electricity grid could not have been contemplated until Mexico's electricity market was opened to foreign companies in 2014. Today larger scale volumes of electricity are flowing in both directions across the Mexico-United States border with implications for prices in both nations.
Mexico will elect a new president next year. Although President Trump has temporarily delayed withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, continued uncertainty over NAFTA and Trump's plans for a border wall are roiling Mexican politics.
Mexico is weighing economic retaliation against the U.S. to counter what Mexicans say is an anti-Mexico American administration. One idea under consideration is a boycott of U.S. corn. Mexico is the number one export market for U.S. corn. And U.S. corn producers are in Mexico City right now lobbying against the idea.
The federal government has extended its deadline to April 4 for pitches from businesses who want to help build the wall along the border.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to give tribes more sovereignty when it comes to regulating industries such as coal. He spoke to reporters Wednesday after the Trump administration lifted a moratorium on federal coal leases.
The U.S. Forest Service is hiring temporary firefighters for the upcoming season. Many in the agency were concerned whether those hires would be limited this year.
Seven archaeology groups in the Southwest have asked the new Interior secretary to support the Bears Ears national monument designation. Utah lawmakers are calling for an elimination of the monument.
President Donald Trump said he’ll renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. That has a lot of businesses that do cross border trade concerned. That includes some U.S. energy executives, though energy was excluded from NAFTA.
A new study shows climate change will have a bigger impact on the Colorado River than previously thought. Forty million people in seven states and part of Mexico rely on the Colorado River for water.
U.S.-Mexico Intelligence cooperation has become closer on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination in Mexico. The country is trying to fashion a response to a suite of economic threats issued by the new U.S. administration. And security is one serious chip to play.