Legislative Round-up: In New Mexico — High time to start sprinting on health & climate

April 1, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
A shift is underway in New Mexico, but action must come faster, be bolder The aftermath of New Mexico’s 2021 legislative session brought to mind the old adage of  “you win some and lose some.”  Victories were won that communities… More »

The Congressional Review Action on methane is not enough

March 25, 2021
Background: On March 25th, the House Representative Diana DeGette (D-Co) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) are expected to introduce resolutions that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane pollution safeguards, following the previous administration’s efforts to weaken the rules, using the… More »

Why we’re holding Chevron accountable for its greenwashing campaigns

March 22, 2021 • Raquel Dominguez
Earthworks, Greenpeace, and Global Witness have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking them to hold Chevron, the world’s second largest polluter, accountable for advertising itself as environmentally friendly. The complaint asks the FTC to further investigate… More »

Earthworks applauds passage of SB8, urges NM Gov. Lujan Grisham to sign bill into law

March 19, 2021
 Statement on the legislature’s passage of SB8, Local Government Air Quality Regulations, by Nathalie Eddy, Earthworks NM Field Advocate and certified thermographer: “By removing just four words from two statutes, New Mexico’s government will be better able to protect New Mexicans. “After… More »

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Earthworks urges NM Gov. Lujan Grisham to sign HB76 into law

March 17, 2021
Statement on the passage of HB76, Permit Denial for Poor Compliance, by Earthworks NM Field Advocate and certified thermographer Nathalie Eddy:  “Oil and gas pollution is harming residents’ health and New Mexico’s land, air and water, right now. Governor Lujan… More »

Haaland confirmed as 1st Native American Interior Secretary

March 15, 2021
Statement of Earthworks Executive Director Jennifer Krill Today by a bipartisan 51-40 vote the Senate confirmed US Rep. Debra Haaland to become the first Native American Secretary of the Interior in U.S. history. The Interior Department oversees the country’s public… More »

Chevron still fails to commit to reducing its emissions

March 9, 2021
Background: Today, Chevron announced a new energy transition strategy at its annual “Investor Day” event. Chevron set new targets to reduce intensity of its pollution, failing to commit to reducing its overall emissions. The “intensity” metric refers to scope 1 and scope… More »

New Mexico legislators need to stop repeat pollution offenders

March 4, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
Update on March 12th, 2021. New Mexico’s Bad Actor bill is inching closer to becoming law.  Last week the House passed it 42-36, and this week the Senate Conservation Committee voted 5-3 in favor. While the next step is a… More »