News Release | Environment New Mexico

Senators Bingaman and Udall Stand Up for New Mexicans’ Health, Help Senate Reject Rollback of Mercury Standards

In a victory for New Mexicans’ health and environment, the U.S. Senate today rejected a bill which would have allowed power plants to continue spewing toxic mercury pollution into our air. The bill, S.J. Res. 37 introduced by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), would have put up to 11,000 American lives at risk every year. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall both voted against this dangerous proposal.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

Nearly 50,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into New Mexico’s Waterways

Santa Fe, NM--Industrial facilities dumped 49,786 pounds of toxic chemicals into New Mexico’s waterways,” according to a new report released today by Environment New Mexico. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also found that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save New Mexican Families $309 Annually

New Mexican families could save $309 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment New Mexico. Saving energy in our buildings would also help New Mexico’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 31 percent—the equivalent of taking more than 657,000 cars off the road.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

New Mexicans Can “Breathe A Little Easier” Thanks to EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard

New Mexicans are breathing a little easier after the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Obama Administration’s release of a proposal to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, which is essential to improve public health.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

President Obama to Stand Up to Big Oil on Keystone XL Pipeline

Albuquerque, NM– According to media reports, President Obama and the State Department today will reject an effort to force administration approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.   Environment New Mexico’s Sanders Moore issued this statement in response:  “Today, President Obama will stand up to Big Oil’s latest attack on our health and environment by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline...

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