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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Under Threat from Underfunding

Carlsbad, NM - A new report, The Best of America Under Threat from Underfunding released today by Environment New Mexico shows that visitorship to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is on the rise. But even as the park draws more and more visitors, it could face budget cuts in the coming year- leaving it with fewer resources for maintenance, upkeep and stewardship.

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Report | Environment New Mexico

Dirty Energy's Assault on Our Health: Ozone Pollution

Dirty energy pollutes the air we breathe, threatening our health and our environment.

 

When power plants burn coal, oil or gas, they create the ingredients for ground-level ozone pollution, one of the main components of “smog” pollution. Especially on hot summer days, across wide areas of the United States, ozone pollution reaches levels that are unhealthy to breathe, putting our lives at risk. In 2009, U.S. power plants emitted more than 1.9 million tons of ozone-forming nitrogen oxide pollution into the air.

 

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Report | Environment New Mexico

Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving

America’s dependence on oil threatens our environment, our economy, and our national security. Whether it is the scars left by the oil spills in the Yellowstone and Kalamazoo rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, the $1 billion that American families and businesses send overseas every day for oil, or the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution emitted annually which fuels more and more extreme weather, these problems demand that we break our dependence on oil.

 

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Pres. Obama Moves Us Further Away from Oil With New Truck Efficiency Standards

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama finalized pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles, including buses and work trucks, for the years 2014 through 2018—the first-ever global warming pollution standards for trucks. Trucks’ average fuel economy today is a shockingly low 6.1 miles per gallon, increasing the cost of transporting goods for consumers and businesses as well as producing excessive pollution.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Environmentalists, Local Constituents Call for End to Wasteful Subsidies to Big Oil

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Environment New Mexico was joined by Ona Porter from Prosperity Works and local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil. The groups highlighted the environmental and public health threats—from last year’s massive BP Gulf oil spill to global warming pollution—posed by America’s continued dependence on oil. They also pointed to the enormous profitability of big oil companies: The top five companies have already reported over $67 billion in profits in the first half of this year.  “New Mexicans are paying twice for a gallon of gasoline, once at the pump and a second time on tax day,” said Maxine Paul.

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