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News Release | Environment America

Health, Business, and Community Voices Urge EPA to Keep Clean Water Rule

Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule.  Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their comments in response to EPA’s proposal to dismantle the Rule, which restored federal protections to drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Campaign launched to educate New Mexico residents about 100 percent renewable energy

Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center is deploying dozens of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate New Mexicans about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. 

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

Albuquerque Ranks Ninth for Solar

Albuquerque ranks ninth for installed solar capacity in America, according to a new report released today by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

Las Cruces’ health at risk with 112 dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Las Cruces experienced 112 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

New Mexico Falling Behind other Leading Solar States

New Mexico is falling behind a majority of states in an annual ranking of solar power capacity, despite having the technical potential to produce 1,000 times as much electricity from solar power as the state consumes each year. 

In this year’s ranking, New Mexico dropped to 13th in total solar capacity and 8th in total solar capacity per capita, after ranking 11th and 6th, respectively, last year.

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