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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 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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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Power Plants are New Mexico’s Largest Source of Global Warming Pollution

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – On the heels of another summer of drought and wildfires, a new report from Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center finds that power plants are New Mexico’s single largest source of carbon pollution. Scientists predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe for future generations, unless we cut the dangerous carbon pollution fueling the problem. 

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