In support of President Obama's proposed fuel efficiency standards, we released data in November 2011 showing that if the standard had been in place over Thanksgiving weekend, Americans could have cut gasoline consumption by 75 million gallons, reduced global warming emissions for the period by 47 percent and saved $260 million at the pump.
EPA moves to restore Clean Water Act protections
After our national federation released research on the threat posed by toxic pollution in our waterways, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced a plan to restore Clean Water Act protections to all of New Mexico's rivers, streams and wetlands.
Driving the climate change message home
We’ve helped educate thousands of pepole across the state about the threat global warming poses to our economy and public health, showing that half of all New Mexicans live in counties that experienced federal weather disasters between 2006 and 2011, and that global warming loads the dice for more extreme weather events.
New limits on carbon pollution
In conjunction with our national federation, we helped convince the Environmental Protection Agency to set smart new limits on the amount of smog-forming carbon pollution that new coal-fired power plants can emit – an important victory for the thousands of New Mexicans who suffer from asthma, which is exacerbated by smog.
Less toxic mercury in our water, air and bodies
After our research helped shine a media spotlight on the health problems mercury can cause for pregnant women and young children, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that coal-fired power plants like Cochise, near Farmington, must reduce the amount of mercury they emit by 90 percent.