About Environment New Mexico
Who we are
Environment New Mexico is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for New Mexico’s environment. Environment New Mexico draws on over 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
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Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment New Mexico through our monthly giving program or by making a one-time contribution today.
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What we do
Whether it’s exploring Carlsbad Caverns, hiking in 4th of July Canyon, or enjoying a special place closer to home, New Mexico’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the values we share are too often threatened.
We research the issues and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our reports, news conferences and interviews with reporters, we help the media cover environmental issues in ways that make sense. Our canvassers meet citizens where they are — starting conversations in public places or going to door to door — explaining our mission while raising awareness and funds for environmental protection.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from the oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We speak up for our environment, making our case to public officials and helping you make your voice heard when it matters most.
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Putting your support to work
- Go Solar New Mexico. In the past year, Environment New Mexico enlisted new support for repowering our state by promoting the many benefits solar could bring to New Mexico and its citizens. In 2012, through reports and citizen outreach, we documented and shared the many environmental and economic impacts of expanding our solar industry, including 19,000 new jobs in solar by 2016.
- Defending Clean Air. With big polluters and their friends in Congress, making strides toward keeping the air clean and clear has not always been easy. But this year will go down as one of the most monumental for implementing major standards to clear the air from a variety of pollutants.
- Fighting to Protect the Land of Enchantment. There is certainly something "enchanted" about New Mexico, from its red rock canyons to the evergreen forests and snow-capped mountains. In 2012, we enhanced a diverse coalition of statewide support to defend Otero Mesa and all our public lands from reckless development and pollution.