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144,377 New Mexicans, including 38,749 children, Threatened by Oil and Gas Industry Air Pollution

144,377 New Mexicans, including 38,749 children, Threatened by Oil and Gas Industry Air Pollution

A new geospatial analysis released by Earthworks today shows 144,377 New Mexicans including 38,749 children, reside near or attend schools or daycares within a ½ mile threat radius of active oil and gas operations. In the San Juan Basin nearly 80% of the population lives within this radius. In the NM Permian Basin the map shows a nearly 40% increase in Lea County alone of people living within the threat radius since 2017.

Zero Fares

Zero Fares

The Zero Fares Albuquerque program opens doors for more people to use public transit and rely less on their vehicles to commute throughout the city. From a racial and social justice perspective, it provides more fair and equitable access to low income families and individuals to be able to get to their jobs, school, and any other daily activity they may have. It is a win-win situation for all!

NM proposes adoption of EV rules

NM proposes adoption of EV rules

In May, New Mexico’s Environmental Improvement Board considers Advanced Clean Cars standards that would require automakers to offer and sell increasing numbers of zero-emission vehicles, like electric vehicles, in New Mexico. If the board approves the proposal from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Environment Department, New Mexicans will see many more clean cars in dealerships and on the road, and residents will breathe dramatically healthier air.

We’re in the news: Gila Mimbres Community Radio

We’re in the news: Gila Mimbres Community Radio

During this year’s legislative session, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham backed the Hydrogen Hub Act to incentivize a hydrogen power industry in the state and put New Mexico in the running to access some of the $8 billion available from the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure bill set aside for so-called Hydrogen Hubs. But critics say that hydrogen production can actually increase our carbon footprint rather than reducing our carbon emissions. Listen to the interview.

New Mexico House of Representatives  District 5: Rep. D. Wonda Johnson District 12: Melissa Armijo District 26: Eleanor Chavez District 29: Tara Jaramillo District 39: Rudy Martinez District 41: Rep. Susan Herrera District 42: Rep. Kristina Ortez District 46: Rep. Andrea Romero District 70: Anita Gonzales County Offices Bernalillo County