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We helped win permanent protection for Rio Grande del Norte

At our urging, President Obama permanently protected a pristine region known as Rio Grande del Norte near Taos by designating the area a national monument.  This region, which is known for diverse wildlife and incredible mountain scenery, is now permanently protected from development. 

News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America.

Environment New Mexico enthusiastically applauded the proposed limits, which once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Victory: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks protected as a national monument

President Obama permanently protected the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces by designating them a national monument. This is a major victory for New Mexicans including the thousands that called on the administration to protect the region. 

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks to be protected as a national monument

President Obama is expected to permanently protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces as a national monument on Wednesday. This is great news for New Mexicans, including the thousands that called on the administration to protect the region.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. With solar module prices coming down, increasing national awareness of solar energy, and a growing legion of solar businesses large and small, solar power is emerging as a mainstream energy solution with widespread benefits for our health, our economy and the environment.

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