Updates

Our national network's New Mexico staff just helped their state become the third in the country to commit to a future powered by renewable and carbon-free energy.

To get more of our energy from the sun above, we need a movement that grows from the ground up. Our national network is helping to nurture it.

Here's a not-so-bright idea: The Trump administration's latest environmental rollback would get rid of our country's most effective energy-saving policy.

The Trump administration is moving to weaken a rule that protects Americans from mercury, arsenic and other toxic emissions. Our staff are having none of it.

LD 955 would prohibit activities relating to offshore oil and natural gas exploration, development and production within the boundaries and jurisdiction of the State. This bill aims to protect coastal communities from the economic and ecological risk from oil spills, the pollution caused by routine drilling operations as well as onshore industrialization.

LD 937 will amend the State's litter law to provide that a person who releases or abandons a balloon outdoors is subject to penalties under that law regarding the waste materials resulting from that release or abandonment. It aims to prevent the release of balloons into the environment becuasae they pose a danger and a nuisance to the environment, particularly to wildlife and marine animals.

Today marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Known as the spring equinox because the day and night each last almost exactly 12 hours, it’s a cause for celebration for many who, like me, are eager to leave the cold and darkness of winter behind. This is also a great time for our communities to lean in and make the most of capturing the sun’s power with each growing day.

Last week President Trump signed a historic bipartisan bill to protect the environment. With the stroke of a pen the Natural Resources Management Act has been passed! The bill passed in the Senate, 92-8, and then in the House, 363-62, before landing on the President's desk. This bipartisan action permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

LD 797 requies that by January 1, 2050 the State must reduce net annual greenhouse gas emissions to at least 80% below the 1990 net annual greenhouse gas emissions level. It directs the Department of Environmental Protection to establish interim net annual emissions levels and to monitor and report on gross and net annual greenhouse gas emissions. It also directs the department to update the State's climate action plan and evaluate the State's progress toward meeting the reduction levels.