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Reader View: Leaders must push for clean air, safe communities

By Valerie Romero and Joshajandy Hernandez | Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican Northern New Mexico is home to many sacred things that we love about calling New Mexico home: beautiful acequias and ranch land, rich and diverse cultural history, and communities that feel like (and in some cases are) family. We live in [read more…]

Renewable energy a healthy alternative

By Mirna Lazcano / Juntos: Our Air, Our Water, And Albuquerque Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero | Published by the Albuquerque Journal We are mothers of six children in total and live in Southwest Albuquerque. In the legislative session, we lost the opportunity to strengthen a better future for our children and grandchildren. Community solar gardens [read more…]

NM Clean-Energy Advocates Undeterred by Trump Executive Order

By Brett McPherson | Public News Service – NM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President Donald Trump signed an executive order to undo the Clean Power Plan yesterday, an Environmental Protection Agency plan that aimed to have New Mexico getting at least 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The clean-energy sector has provided [read more…]

Popular green energy bill fails in state House

By Hannah Eisenberg | The Daily Lobo The Community Solar Gardens Act, which had gained popular support from Albuquerque residents and political committees alike, failed to pass the state House of Representatives by just three votes on Thursday. The bill, HB338, “provides for the independent development and operation of community solar gardens” within the service [read more…]

Community Solar Gardens: Healthy Option | Jardines Solares Comunitarios: Opciones Saludables

El Semanario In English | En Espanol Last week, the Community Solar Gardens Act (HB 338, Roybal Caballero) passed in the House State Government, Indian and Veterans Affairs Committee in the New México Legislature on a 5-4 vote. In response, Conservation Voters New México Education Fund (CVNMEF) program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water community leaders [read more…]

Community Solar Gardens Act Puts Community In Charge Of Energy Choices

Published in the Los Alamos Daily Post ALBUQUERQUE―The Community Solar Gardens Act (HB 338, Roybal Caballero) passed in the House State Government, Indian and Veterans Affairs Committee in the New Mexico Legislature Tuesday on a 5-4 vote. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water community leaders released the [read more…]

Nuclear Is Renewable Energy?

Published by KRWG Commentary: Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee debated Nuclear Energy as Renewable Energy (HB 406, Brown). The bill was tabled on a tied vote. CVNM Legislative Director Ben Shelton and CVNM Education Fund Western New Mexico Program Director Talia Boyd released the following statements: “Nuclear energy [read more…]

Gov. Martinez urges repeal of federal methane waste rule

By Rebecca Moss | Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Susana Martinez is backing an effort by congressional Republicans to overturn a federal regulation meant to curb air and environmental pollution by limiting methane waste on public lands, saying the rule to reduce emissions of the gas threatens jobs and public funding of schools and roads. [read more…]

New Mexico governor calls for methane rule to be repealed

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As one of the nation’s top energy-producing states, New Mexico won’t be able to afford a rule finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration that seeks to reduce air pollution on public and tribal lands, Gov. Susana Martinez said. The Republican governor outlined [read more…]

Martinez wants Congress to repeal methane rule

By Matthew Reichbach | NM Political Report Gov. Susana Martinez is urging Congress to repeal a federal rule that seeks to stop the waste of methane from oil and gas producers. Martinez sent a letter to U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., outlining her opposition to the rule, which was put in place [read more…]