News Release | Environment New Mexico

Environmentalists, Local Constituents Call for End to Wasteful Subsidies to Big Oil

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Environment New Mexico was joined by Ona Porter from Prosperity Works and local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil. The groups highlighted the environmental and public health threats—from last year’s massive BP Gulf oil spill to global warming pollution—posed by America’s continued dependence on oil. They also pointed to the enormous profitability of big oil companies: The top five companies have already reported over $67 billion in profits in the first half of this year.  “New Mexicans are paying twice for a gallon of gasoline, once at the pump and a second time on tax day,” said Maxine Paul.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Pres. Obama Moves Us Further Away from Oil With New Truck Efficiency Standards

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama finalized pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles, including buses and work trucks, for the years 2014 through 2018—the first-ever global warming pollution standards for trucks. Trucks’ average fuel economy today is a shockingly low 6.1 miles per gallon, increasing the cost of transporting goods for consumers and businesses as well as producing excessive pollution.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

FREE Screening of the Oscar Nominated Documentary: Gasland

Can you light your water on fire? This is a real concern for residents across the country whose water has been contaminated by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a dangerous method of natural gas extraction. Companies are already fracking in New Mexico and are rapidly looking to expand the practice. Join us for a screening of Gasland  on Tuesday, June 21st. Attendees will learn about the dangers associated with fracking and how New Mexico's drinking water is at risk.

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.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

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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