News Release | Environment New Mexico

Congress Extends Clean Energy Provisions

Late last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax package which included a provision to extend critical clean energy tax incentives.  This came after a spirited and hard fought effort by renewable energy and energy efficiency advocates as well as the environmental community.  The bill also included provisions that are harmful to the environment and unnecessary, including subsidies for coal-to-liquid fuels and corn ethanol.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as today.   Environment New Mexico Advocate Sanders Moore issued the following statement...

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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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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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Environment New Mexico Announces Endorsements for November Election, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – Today Environment New Mexico, with over 13,000 members and activists, announced its endorsement of Representatives Heinrich, Teague and Lujan for this November’s election. The organization cited their records on dealing with our energy crisis, ending America’s dependence on oil, and curbing global warming pollution.

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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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