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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

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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News Release | Environment New Mexico

No New Dirty Power Plants under EPA standard

Albuquerque, NM – On the heels of another summer of scorching wildfires and drought in New Mexico, the third largest wildfire in California history and devastating, record-breaking floods in Colorado, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Obama Administration Should Use Sound Science to Protect New Mexico’s Waterways

Today, the Obama administration has taken a significant step forward in clarifying the science connecting America’s waterways and the drinking water for millions across the country.

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