Result

20% more efficient by 2020

New buildings would have been 20% more energy efficient by 2020 under building codes adopted by the Construction Industries Commission in 2010, thanks in part to Environment New Mexico and our supporters. Unfortunately, Martinez administration officials reverted to less efficient codes in 2012 –- but we’ll keep fighting to get our strong energy codes back in place. We’ve done it once!

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We fought back against subsidized sprawl

In the 2008 legislative session, Environment New Mexico and our allies were able to stop the Legislature from approving a tax bill that would have sent 75% of increased tax revenue from new developments directly into the pockets of mega-developers like Verde Group and SunCal –- effectively subsidizing their efforts to turn tens of thousands of acres of land into sprawling developments and subdivisions.

Result

Victory: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks protected as national monument

President Obama permanently protected the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces by designating them a national monument. Protecting nearly a half million acres, this is the largest monument the Obama administration has declared thus far. Now, mountain lions, pronghorn antelope and peregrine falcon will have protected habitat, while New Mexicans will have beautiful places for hiking and other recreational adventures long into the future.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

Result

We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

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