Climate / Environment
New Mexico is on the cutting edge of climate change in good, bad and ugly ways. Ecotourism, outdoor recreation and agriculture keep butting up against extreme weather events including wildfires and drought. Sustainable industries tangle with the fact that we are the second-highest oil and gas producing state in the nation, and we are dependent on the money it generates.
Challenging the oil and gas industry and its damage to our climate highlights New Mexico’s already complicated relationship with water, so solutions like hydrogen are a less than ideal match for us. However, we have land, wind, and sun enough to supply not only our own state with power, but others as well. The solutions to climate change are complex and we must make the best use of our existing resources, putting them to work for New Mexicans now and into the future.
We want to support and help implement practical and effective approaches to dealing with climate change to protect our air, water, land and ecosystems at the local, state and national levels.