News Release | Environment New Mexico

New Mexicans Decry Construction Industries Commission, Vote to Revoke Energy-Saving Building Code

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The state’s Construction Industries Commission voted today to scrap the 2009 NM Energy Conservation Code (NMECC) that was adopted in 2010 after a series of open and public hearings that included evidence from stakeholders across the state.  At the same time, the Commission voted to adopt a new energy-wasting code that would meet the bare minimum federal standards without any of the New Mexico-specific features that were incorporated into the 2009 NMECC.

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Landmark Clean Water Announcement

Environment New Mexico hailed the Obama administration for releasing a proposed guidance that, if adopted, would restore Clean Water Act protections to vital streams across New Mexico and protect New Mexicans’ drinking water.  One of America’s core environmental laws, the original Clean Water Act was intended to protect all of our waters from harmful pollution.  “New Mexicans want clean water. In fact, whenever I talk to people across New Mexico  about this issue, they are simply appalled to learn that the Clean Water Act might no longer protect their favorite local stream,” said Sanders Moore, Advocate at Environment New Mexico.  

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Solar Hot Water Heating Provides Environmental and Financial Benefits to New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico could reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels through the deployment of off the shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology, according to a new report by Environment New Mexico.  By taking advantage of this cost effective technology to harness solar energy to produce hot water for homes and businesses, New Mexico could reduce global warming pollution by the equivalent of taking more than 99,000 cars off the road.

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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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