Result

Attacks on public health defeated.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution. In November, the Senate defeated a bill that would have endangered up to 34,000 lives each year by allowing more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants. We need your help to keep up the fight.

Result

Fuel efficiency standards to double by 2025.

After Environment New Mexico and our allies delivered more than 10,000 public comments in support of cleaner cars, the Obama administration announced that fuel-efficiency standards will double by 2025 to a fleetwide average of 54.5 mpg: the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. 

Result

EPA announces plan to protect our waters.

After thousands of members of Environment New Mexico and our sister organizations urged the Environmental Protection Agency to act, Administrator Jackson announced a plan to restore Clean Water Act protections. We’ve since delivered more than 100,000 public comments in support of clean water protections. We need your help to make sure the public’s voice is heard above the din of corporate lobbyists and special interests. 

Result

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. 

Result

No toxic mining near the Grand Canyon

One million acres of land on the Grand Canyon’s borders are off-limits to new uranium mining claims for 20 years – the maximum allowed by law – thanks in part to Environment New Mexico and our members. Together with our national federation, we helped deliver more than 300,000 public comments, lobbied on Capitol Hill and released research that helped convince Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to protect the Grand Canyon from new toxic mining claims.

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