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New Mexico House of Representatives  District 5: Rep. D. Wonda Johnson District 12: Melissa Armijo District 26: Eleanor Chavez District 38: 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

Statement on President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports

Statement on President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports

Oil and gas supply and revenue are weapons used by Russian oligarchs and criminals, and our dependence on oil and gas is a threat to our national security.  It is long past time to take away these weapons, which are subsidizing the war and creating the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, by accelerating our transition to clean energy. Wind and solar energy don’t fuel wars and violence. 

Environmental Priorities See Mixed Results in Legislative Session

Environmental Priorities See Mixed Results in Legislative Session

New Mexico Wild and a coalition of conservation and environmental organizations released a recap of the New Mexico legislative session. Despite the legislative session being primarily devoted to budget issues, legislators missed an opportunity to provide full funding and staffing levels for state agencies that protect New Mexico’s air, land, water and wildlife. Even with a historic surplus in state revenues and a record-setting budget of $8.5 billion, the final budget fell almost $10 million short of the governor’s executive budget recommendations for NMED and EMNRD.

Statement on PNM’s San Juan Generating Station summer plans

Statement on PNM’s San Juan Generating Station summer plans

Climate change – and the more frequent and intense heat waves it brings – is putting greater strain on our electric grid. PNM faces an added challenge during 2022’s peak-demand summer season because the pandemic and subsequent supply-chain issues have slowed construction of resources to replace the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, which is set to retire in June. Keeping San Juan running an extra three months may be necessary to keep PNM’s reserve margin high enough until replacement resources start coming online in September.