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 Governor Lujan-Grisham signs these changes into law, as she should, we look to the New Mexico Environment Department to swiftly roll out safeguards that better protect our health and climate by requiring all oil and gas operators to monitor and fix their polluting operations.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Earthworks blog: “No time to waste in the New Mexico legislature to safeguard health and the environment”
- Optical gas images of oil & gas pollution in NM, documented by Earthworks.
- Earthworks’ Report: New Mexico Loud and Clear: What public regulatory complaints reveal about New Mexico’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves