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Press Releases

Environmental community praises budget increases for  NMED, EMNRD, outdoor recreation
A coalition of environmental organizations praised efforts by the state legislature to increase funding levels for key agencies like the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), including the State Parks Division, and the Office of Outdoor Recreation ...
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Sierra Club Welcomes Haaland as Secretary of the Interior 
The Senate confirmed Deb Haaland on March 15 to lead the Department of the Interior. Haaland is the first Native American to hold a cabinet position.  ...
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Sierra Club Applauds Biden Climate Action on Public Lands, Waters
As part of promised swift action on the climate, the Biden Administration is expected to announce it will pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, review existing leases and permits, and increase offshore wind renewable-energy development. Taken with the existing 60-day pause on fossil-fuel development, which includes an examination of the federal coal-leasing program, the order makes significant progress in addressing climate emissions from public lands.  ...
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Sierra Club Praises Haaland Nomination for Department of the Interior
Rep. Haaland has championed the environment and public lands during her tenure in Congress and has introduced legislation to make parks and monuments more welcoming by removing racist, anti-Indigenous and offensive names from public spaces. As Interior Secretary she will be uniquely positioned to build on her efforts to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with Native Tribes. Haaland would be the first Native American to hold a cabinet position.  ...
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PRC cites ETA in rejecting El Paso Electric gas expansion
On December 16, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously denied El Paso Electric's request to build a 228-MW natural-gas generator, citing EPE’s failure to consider the requirements of the Energy Transition Act ...
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Statement on Avangrid purchase of PNM Resources
In response to Wednesday’s news of the planned acquisition of PNM Resources by Avangrid, community groups released statements (October 21, 2020) ...
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Sierra Club - Rio Grande Chapter Responds to Publication of Draft NM Methane Rule 
We are grateful that the Lujan Grisham Administration is moving forward with rules, addressing the global climate crisis, even while facing the urgency of the pandemic ...
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New Mexicans Criticize the Trump Administration’s Reversal of EPA Oil and Gas Pollution Protections 
On August 14, the US EPA finalized its proposals to eliminate methane protections from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. This rollback undermines EPA’s own mission by threatening public health, and disproportionately hurts Black and Brown communities who are already exposed to air pollution from oil and gas development at much higher rates – the same communities that are already suffering the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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