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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Clean Cars would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

As New Mexicans get ready for summer road trips, an Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Summer on the Road

As summer approached, the dangers of our continued dependence on oil are apparent everywhere we look.  In 2012, we have already experienced the hottest average temperatures ever recorded through April in the United States.  At the same time, increasing evidence is still coming forth of long-lasting harm from the BP oil spill, and other tragic spills have occurred in waterways throughout the country since.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

Nearly 50,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into New Mexico’s Waterways

Santa Fe, NM--Industrial facilities dumped 49,786 pounds of toxic chemicals into New Mexico’s waterways,” according to a new report released today by Environment New Mexico. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also found that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways

Toxic Industrial Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save New Mexican Families $309 Annually

New Mexican families could save $309 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment New Mexico. Saving energy in our buildings would also help New Mexico’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 31 percent—the equivalent of taking more than 657,000 cars off the road.

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