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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

New report highlights how toxic “accidents waiting to happen” threaten U.S. waterways

Facilities storing billions of gallons of toxic waste threaten America’s rivers and millions of people who live near them, according to a new report from the Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center, NMPIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

100% Renewable UNM Delivers 1500 Petitions, ‘Renewables 101’ Toolkit to President’s Office

On Wednesday, UNM faculty, student government representatives, and student group leaders joined Environment New Mexico, the statewide citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, to celebrate a milestone of on-campus support for making UNM the next campus to commit to going 100 percent renewable by 2050.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Renewable Energy 101

America’s institutions of higher education can play a leadership role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively deploy clean energy on campus, setting a goal to meet all their energy needs – electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation – with clean renewable resources.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

The State of Recycling in New Mexico

Recycling rates in New Mexico reveal one of the most wasteful states in the nation. At 19 percent, the statewide rate falls almost 16 points below the national average 34.7 percent, based on the most recent available data. In other words, 81 percent of the waste in New Mexico goes to landfills, incinerators, or spills into the environment. Even the highest local rate, boasted by Lea County at 24 percent, falls well below national average.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico

ASUNM Senators Pass Resolution to Move UNM Towards 100% Renewable Energy

Albuquerque, NM – On Wednesday, the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM) Senate passed a resolution in support of UNM transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. The resolution passed unanimously by all in attendance.

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