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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. 

News Release | Environment America

Lead contamination in schools’ drinking water: worse than previously thought

Lead contamination in our schools is more pervasive than previously thought, according to water testing data from 20 states published in a national interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG today. As schools begin summer break, the groups urge public officials to take swift action to Get the Lead Out of schools’ drinking water.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Environment New Mexico’s New Campaign: Wildlife Over Waste

Plastic pollution is killing our wildlife. That’s why Environment New Mexico is announcing a new campaign to ban harmful, single-use plastic food containers in New Mexico.

Polystyrene, commonly known as styrofoam, is one of the worst and most common types of plastic. According to the EPA, Americans throw out 70 million polystyrene foam cups every day, 420,000 in New Mexico alone, not including bowls and takeout containers. Tons of our discarded plastic ends up in the environment -- on our lands and in our waterways. More than 8 million tons end up in our oceans every year, the equivalent of five plastic bags for every foot of coastline.

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Blog Post

President Trump may have ‘pulled out’ of Paris, but America is ‘still in’ | Andrea McGimsey

States, cities, college campuses and businesses claim the mantle of climate leadership.

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Blog Post

Tropical forests are burning. Again. | Steve Blackledge

More than a decade after local and global activists curbed tropical deforestation in South America, more forests in Brazil and Bolivia are burning again. As the planet heats up, this loss should concern all of us -- and there’s something we can do about it, right here, right now.

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