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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

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for New Mexico; Reducing Pollution and Saving Water

Wind energy is on the rise in New Mexico and is providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment New Mexico. New Mexico’s wind energy is already avoiding more than 1.3 million metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution – the equivalent of taking over 280,000 cars off the road, while saving over 600 million gallons of water per year – enough to meet the needs of over 15,000 people. 

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Strong Support for More Solar Energy, Disappointment with PRC at Santa Fe Town Hall

SANTA FE, NM – Last night, New Mexicans from Las Cruces to Taos attended Environment New Mexico’s Go Solar, New Mexico! Town Hall to discuss the vital role of solar power in our state, the importance of further developing renewable energy, and the effects of the Public Regulation Commission recent ruling on renewable energy, which effectively cuts in half the quota of solar energy that New Mexico utilities are required to produce. 

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Secretary Sally Jewell Makes Commitment to Conservation

Today Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a speech on conservation at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The following is a statement from Sanders Moore, Environment New Mexico’s Director.

“Environment New Mexico thanks Secretary Jewell for publicly committing to ensure that our parks have the resource they need to stay open to the public and to stand up for and protect our pristine public landscapes that deserve protection..."

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

Two-thirds of New Mexico is still in moderate to extreme drought, despite the recent rains and floods. At the same time, a new report calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment, including 1.3 billion gallons of freshwater used since 2005. The Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center report "Fracking by the Numbers" is the first of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking in New Mexico to date.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

New Climate Science Report Shows that Reducing Global Warming Pollution Is Urgent

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Today, further solidifying the need to cut carbon and tackle global warming to protect future generations, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) officially released their latest report on global warming, which provides powerful evidence that reducing emissions of climate-changing pollution is critically important and urgent.

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