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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

New Mexico's National Parks and Monuments Are Underfunded, Under Threat

ALBUQUERQUE – As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing New Mexico’s national parks as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Death by a Thousand Cuts

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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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