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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. 

Report | Environment New Mexico

Top Ten Reasons Why Special Places Across New Mexico Deserve Protection

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped to protect over 25 special places across New Mexico in the past 50 years. Two such places, Miranda Canyon and Price’s Dairy, need additional funding in order to be full protected from threats- this list details the Top Ten Reasons they deserve protection.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

43 Local Elected Leaders and Environmental Advocacy Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Special Places in New Mexico

Today, Environment New Mexico and 43 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections for places like Miranda Canyon from the threat of development.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

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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News Release | Environment New Mexico

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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News Release | Environment New Mexico

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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