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Victory: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks to be protected as national monument

The White House has announced the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks near Las Cruces will be permanently protected as a national monument. President Obama is expected to sign the declaration at the Interior Department on Wednesday. Protecting nearly a half million acres, this will be the largest monument the Obama administration has declared so far. Now, mountain lions, pronghorn antelope and peregrine falcon will have protected habitat, while New Mexicans will have beautiful places for hiking and other recreational adventures long into the future.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Over 200 State Legislators Call on President Obama for Continued Action to Protect America’s Public Lands

230 state legislators from around the country released a letter calling on President Obama to continue to fulfill his State of the Union promise to use his authority to protect America’s public lands, including the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in southern New Mexico.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

In the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 88 percent of New Mexico’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and developmen

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Clean Energy Is Cutting Carbon Pollution in New Mexico

As public concern about extreme weather ramps up, New Mexico is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy policies, such as energy efficiency policies and the clean cars program, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

25 Health Professionals in New Mexico Call for a Stop to Fracking, Joining More Than 1,000 Nationwide

Today, Environment New Mexico delivered a letter from 25 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in New Mexico to President Obama asserting that fracking should be stopped, given the overwhelming threats to public health. Environment New Mexico’s federal arm, Environment America, and its other state affiliates delivered similar letters to decision-makers from more than 1,000 health professionals nationwide.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Protecting Public Lands

Colorado College has released their annual Conservation in the West Poll. The poll, which represents bipartisan surveys from over 2,400 people across Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, demonstrates the overwhelming bipartisan public support for preserving public lands for our children and future generations to explore.

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