Updates

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. 

Report | Environment America

National Solar Jobs Census 2011: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce

The National Solar Jobs Census 2011 updates last year’s census of employment and annual projected growth in the United States solar industry with new data from a statistically valid sampling of employers throughout the nation.  The rapid pace of change in the industry has warranted annual updates that examine the size and scope of the industry.

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Report | Environment New Mexico

Wasting our Waterways

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year—threatening both the environment and human health. According to the EPA, pollution from industrial facilities is responsible for threatening or fouling water quality in more than 10,000 miles of rivers and more than 200,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Environment New Mexico Warns that New Mexcio's Waterways Are at Risk of Increased Pollution:

Streams and wetlands in New Mexico are at risk of unlimited pollution, according to a report released today by Environment New Mexico, Courting Disaster: How the Supreme Court Has Broken the Clean Water Act and Why Congress Must Fix It.  One case study highlighted in this report is that Cannon Air Force Base in Curry County discharges 750,000 gallons a day from its wastewater treatment plant.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Dependence on Big Oil, Dirty Coal Could Cost New Mexico $230 Billion By 2030

Albuquerque, NM -- Between 2010 and 2030, New Mexico will spend as much as $230 billion on oil, coal, and other fossil fuels -- 5.8 times the total earnings of all New Mexico workers in 2007.  At the same time, pollution from fossil fuels is the number one source of air and global warming pollution and a leading source of water pollution, said Environment New Mexico in their new report.

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