Protecting Our Environment Through Public Policy
Our hundreds of grassroots environmental lobbyists are a key part of making real charge for our environment. Each winter we hold environmental lobby trainings throughout the state to familiarize the public with how the legislative process works. We help you communicate before and after the session with your legislator. And during the session we have a rapid response listserv and various in person environmental lobby days for those who want to be involved in the nitty-gritty of the law making.
Actions you can take
- Be informed – sign up for the legislative newsletter (see below)
- Be proactive – know your legislators and hone your lobbying skills
- Donate to the Rio Grande Chapter PAC
Recent legislative news
Will a virtual session make real progress?
This is a complex moment for legislative transformation. On the one hand, New Mexicans are clearly communicating their desire for big, bold change. We demonstrated that in the elections, creating a progressive state Senate to go with our progressive House. ... Read More
Session ends with Republicans stalling to save New Mexico from electric cars
Here is a quick summary of the high and low points of the 2020 legislative session. We have much to celebrate and many to thank for their tireless efforts ... Read More
The 2020 New Mexico Legislature ends on February 20. Although primarily a short, budget-focussed session, we have hopes of enacting significant environmental protection and mitigation laws. These one pagers go into greater detail on some of our top priority bills ... Read More
We’re in the news: Supreme Court sides with governor in Energy Transition Act case
On January 29, the New Mexico Supreme Court sided with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, lawmakers and the state’s largest electric utility in a bench ruling that allows the company to apply a new energy law to recover investments it made ... Read More