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NM Environment Department proposes improved methane safeguards

NM Environment Department proposes improved methane safeguards
May 6, 2021 | News Release Today, the New Mexico Environment Department proposed new rules to limit emissions from oil and gas operations in the state by requiring companies to detect and repair leaks as well as control other pollution sources. The new rules aim to elevate New Mexico’s position for clean air regulations on the oil and gas industry among major-producing states from worst to first. Today’s rules combine with companion rules from the state’s Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) limiting ...
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We’re in the news: New Mexico Sustainability

We're in the news: New Mexico Sustainability
On April 1, the NMSU Radio Station KRWG Newsmaker series features Camilla Feibelman, Director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter to discuss how to make New Mexico more sustainable ...
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Senate Passes Resolution to Reinstate Methane Pollution Safeguards

Senate Passes Resolution to Reinstate Methane Pollution Safeguards
April 27, 2021 Senate Passes Resolution to Reinstate Methane Pollution Safeguards Washington, DC — Today, the Senate passed (52-42) a resolution that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 methane pollution safeguards for the oil and gas industry. The move is another critical step forward in undoing the previous administration’s reckless assaults on vital climate and public health protections. Last night, the White House released a statement indicating their support of the resolution. Methane, the primary component of fracked gas, ...
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President Biden Boosts New Mexico’s Clean Car Efforts

President Biden Boosts New Mexico’s Clean Car Efforts
For Immediate Release: Monday, April 26, 2021 President Biden Boosts New Mexico’s Clean Car Efforts New Rule Would Reaffirm New Mexico’s Authority to Set Stronger Vehicle Emission Standards, Helping to Protect the Climate, Improve Public Health, and Save Drivers Money [SANTA FE, NM] — Today, the Biden Administration proposed to restore state authority to adopt stronger vehicle tailpipe pollution standards. The move will help Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham fulfill a pledge to adopt Clean Cars policy in New Mexico ...
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130+ Groups Urge Biden to Act on Methane

130+ Groups Urge Biden to Act on Methane
In a letter to the Biden administration, 134 environmental, public health, and advocacy organizations are urging President Biden to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the full power of sections 111(b) and 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to reduce methane air pollution from new and existing sources of oil and gas development by 65% by 2025 ...
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200 groups to Biden: Align federal fossil fuel programs with U.S. climate goals

200 groups to Biden: Align federal fossil fuel programs with U.S. climate goals
Hundreds of Native American, religious, business and conservation organizations called on the Biden administration to do a comprehensive environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws to align federal fossil fuel programs with U.S. climate goals to curb global warming ...
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PNM cites ETA in proposing 100% solar and storage to replace nuclear

PNM cites ETA in proposing 100% solar and storage to replace nuclear
After announcing it would drop one of its leases in the Palo Verde Nuclear plant last year, this month PNM proposed replacing the energy with 100% solar and battery. In support of its proposal, PNM cited the Energy Transition Act’s requirements and the Public Regulation Commission’s decision last year to choose a 100% solar/storage proposal rather than PNM’s favored gas-inclusive replacement scenario for San Juan Generating Station coal. The replacement proposal will need to be approved by the commission ...
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NM Environmental Groups Praises Haaland’s Secretarial Orders on Climate, Energy

NM Environmental Groups Praises Haaland’s Secretarial Orders on Climate, Energy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Friday, April 16, 2021
Contact: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505.715.8388  NM Environmental Groups Praises Haaland’s Secretarial Orders on Climate, Energy  WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Interior Secretary Haaland today issued two executive orders prioritizing action on climate change and revoking Trump administration policies promoting fossil fuel development over the health of communities and the outdoors. The orders ensure that the social cost of carbon and other climate pollution is considered in decision making, and instructs agencies within the Department of the Interior ...
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Earth Month Events – 2021

Earth Month Events - 2021
Join your fellow New Mexicans online or in small groups to celebrate our home - learn something or make it better ...
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Statements on Congressional Review Act resolution for methane safeguards

Statements on Congressional Review Act resolution for methane safeguards
Senators Heinrich, King, and Markey and Majority Leader Schumer introduced a resolution in the Senate and U.S. Reps. DeGette, Peters, and Lamb introduced a resolution in the House that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency's 2016 methane pollution safeguards ...
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