News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

New Mexico Falling Behind other Leading Solar States

New Mexico is falling behind a majority of states in an annual ranking of solar power capacity, despite having the technical potential to produce 1,000 times as much electricity from solar power as the state consumes each year. 

In this year’s ranking, New Mexico dropped to 13th in total solar capacity and 8th in total solar capacity per capita, after ranking 11th and 6th, respectively, last year.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Map: Every New Mexican lives in a county affected by extreme weather disasters

Every citizen in New Mexico lives in a county affected recently by weather-related disasters, including wildfires, according to an interactive, online map released today that crunches data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Report quantifies harm to water, land and climate from decade of dirty drilling

n a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants.

The statistic is one of many in a new study by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply all of our energy

Wind, solar, and other renewable sources now make up just about 10 percent of New Mexico’s and the nation’s energy mix, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, experts said today.

News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

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