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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. 

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President Obama Outlines Plan to Tackle Global Warming with Clean Energy

Tonight, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Sanders Moore, director of Environment New Mexico, responded with the following statement:

“Tonight, President Obama backed up his bold words on addressing global warming from his inaugural address by outlining clean energy solutions that will pave the way towards a cleaner, healthier future..."

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NM Congressional Delegation Acts to Protect Rio Grande del Norte

Today, Environment New Mexico applauded New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Luján for their action to protect New Mexico’s open spaces. They re-introduced legislation to protect Rio Grande del Norte in Northern New Mexico, which will ensure the security of 236,000 acres of land, its critical water supply, and the habitats of the species dwelling there.

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New Mexico State Legislators Applauded for Calling on President Obama to Prioritize Action on Global Warming

Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including eight New Mexico legislators, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. The move was applauded by Environment New Mexico and other environmental advocates across the country. 

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President Recommits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

Today, President Obama concluded his second inaugural address. Field associate of Environment New Mexico, Rikki Seguin, made the following statement in response:  

“I am pleased that President Obama committed to do more to tackle global warming in his second term, building on the strong foundation his administration laid over the last four years."

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New Draft Report: Global Warming Affecting New Mexico in Big Ways

Albuquerque, NM—New Mexico and surrounding states are experiencing more severe heat waves due in part to global warming, according to the new draft National Climate Assessment report released on Friday, January 11. The draft report incorporates input from more than 240 experts from around the country, and from federal agencies including the Department of Energy and NASA.

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