As states grapple with how to move forward on the issue of climate change, in New Mexico, gubernatorial candidates on both side of the aisle agree that climate change regulation is not a state’s prerogative.
A judge on Tuesday ordered the state Environmental Improvement Board to halt consideration of an environmental group's controversial petition to cap greenhouse gases in New Mexico until he decides whether the EIB has authority to do so.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Turner said he filed a lawsuit Friday intended to head-off new emissions regulations being considered by the state Environment Department.
If a statewide cap on greenhouse gas emissions is set, it could result in hundreds of area job losses and astronomically high electricity rates; on the other hand, not passing a cap could result in more respiratory illnesses and deaths here, particularly among children.
On Monday, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board will hold a public hearing on a petition to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, and it could impact just about every New Mexican.
Discussion on emission control has hit home as a petition for a statewide cap is being considered by the state Environmental Improvement Board.
Gov. Bill Richardson has painted a target on New Mexico's coal-fired power plants, saying they provide a major source of electricity for homes and businesses in the state but pump far too much pollution into the air.
Local utilities, businesses and some state legislators filed a joint lawsuit Wednesday challenging the state Environmental Improvement Board’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico.
A proposed cap on New Mexico's greenhouse gas emissions could shutter Farmington's power plants, leading to higher costs for Farmington Electric Utility System customers, claims the city.
Last week, according to several sources, the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe have declared environmental groups unwelcome on the their reservations.