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Victory: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks protected as national monument

President Obama permanently protected the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces by designating them a national monument. Protecting nearly a half million acres, this is the largest monument the Obama administration has declared thus 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

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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Report | Environment New Mexico

Skating on Thin Ice

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

TAOS, NM – As the world turns its attention to the Sochi Olympic Games, Environment New Mexico revealed a summary of global warming impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

EPA Releases Guidelines on the Use of Diesel Fuel in Fracking Fluid

As we learn more every day about the chemicals used in fracking that threaten our environment and health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a long-awaited guidance for regulating the use of diesel fuel in fracking fluid under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Investigations show that diesel fuel, known to be hazardous to human health, has been used in fracking operations in New Mexico.

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