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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Ended

Washington, DC -  Today, before final safety studies have been completed, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and Michael Bromwich, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM), announced that oil companies could resume offshore drilling if they complied with newly issued regulations and had firm commitments for spill containment resources. The Department of Interior had imposed the moratorium on existing and new drilling in water more than 500 feet deep in response to BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill the Gulf of Mexico. Michael Gravitz, Oceans Advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement...

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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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