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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

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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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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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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