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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 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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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

New Report: Albuquerque Ranks 14th Among Major Cities for Installed Solar

Environment New Mexico was joined at Silver Gardens Apartments by City Councilor Isaac Benton and Patrick Griebel, General Manager of Affordable Solar, to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” The report ranks Albuquerque 14th of major cities for the amount of solar installed and 16th for solar installed per capita, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities.

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