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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

Solar Energy Rule Change Is Bright News For New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On Dec. 18, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) reversed a decision that would have cut in half the amount of solar energy utilities were required to produce. After significant outcry from the public, the PRC changed course and ruled to grant one renewable energy certificate for one kilowatt-hour of solar energy. The resulting decision will continue to stimulate the production of solar energy in New Mexico. 

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Why Sally Jewell is being tailed by Teddy Roosevelt

LAS VEGAS -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell got a surprise visit from the nation's 26th president yesterday at the Western Governors' Association winter meeting on the Las Vegas strip.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Groups Applaud Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Legislation

Albuquerque, NM-- Today, Senators Udall and Heinrich introduced legislation to permanently protect Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. The “Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks Conservation Act” comes in response to longstanding and widespread local desire to see the area preserved for future generations.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Online Campaign Asks President Obama: What Would Teddy Do?

Environment New Mexico launched an online campaign calling on President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to continue President Teddy Roosevelt’s vision of protecting New Mexico’s public lands by asking, “What would Teddy do?”

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Breakthroughs Takes on Fracking: Environment America Featured in Martin Sheen Expose on Dirty Drilling Released to Public Television Stations in 50 States

Albuquerque, NM — This week, Martin Sheen’s Breakthroughs program released an expose on fracking featuring Environment America, the national arm of Environment New Mexico, to public television stations across the country.  As the debate over dirty drilling continues to mount, the Breakthroughs piece could reach as many as 60 million viewers in all 50 states.

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