Updates

It's like watching a bad horror movie: You know something awful is about to happen, and the only questions are when, where and how bad it will be.

LD 1532 will prohibits a retail establishment from using single-use carry-out bags to bag products at the point of sale or otherwise make single-use carry-out bags available to customers, with exemptions for certain types and uses of plastic and paper bags. Retail establishments may provide recyclable paper bags to bag products at the point of sale for at least 5¢ per bag, with exceptions to the fee requirement for certain types of retail establishments. The prohibition woudl be effective April 22, 2020.

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.

Headline: The grades are in: Report finds states are failing to ensure safe drinking water for our children

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.