News Release | Environment New Mexico

Victory: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks protected as a national monument

President Obama permanently protected the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces by designating them a national monument. This is a major victory for New Mexicans including the thousands that called on the administration to protect the region. 

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks to be protected as a national monument

President Obama is expected to permanently protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces as a national monument on Wednesday. This is great news for New Mexicans, including the thousands that called on the administration to protect the region.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Global Warming Is Causing Droughts, Wildfires and Floods in New Mexico

The U.S. Global Change Research Program published the third National Climate Assessment. The report found that nationally, average U.S. temperature has increased 1.5 degrees since 1895. Global warming is causing droughts, wildfires, and floods in New Mexico.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

New Report: Albuquerque Ranks 14th Among Major Cities for Installed Solar

Environment New Mexico was joined at Silver Gardens Apartments by City Councilor Isaac Benton and Patrick Griebel, General Manager of Affordable Solar, to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” The report ranks Albuquerque 14th of major cities for the amount of solar installed and 16th for solar installed per capita, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Over 200 State Legislators Call on President Obama for Continued Action to Protect America’s Public Lands

230 state legislators from around the country released a letter calling on President Obama to continue to fulfill his State of the Union promise to use his authority to protect America’s public lands, including the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in southern New Mexico.

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