By Mona Blaber, Communications director
On September 24, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico will join 14 other states in adopting clean-car standards requiring new cars sold here to emit fewer greenhouse gases. They also mandate an increasing percentage of cars to have zero emissions.
Lujan Grisham made the announcement at Climate Week in New York City, joining other U.S. governors to discuss states advancing ambitious climate action in the face of federal inaction.
The move came on the heels of the announcement that the Trump administration is revoking California’s authority to set fuel-
efficiency and greenhouse-gas standards stricter than federal standards.California and nearly two dozen other states are suing the administration over the attack.
“We applaud Gov. Lujan Grisham for standing up against the Trump administration’s indefensible attack on climate, clean air, and consumers. The clean-car standards and the right of states to protect their residents from pollution enjoy overwhelming support and are backed by sound science; defending them is common sense.”
Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman