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Climate Change and Politics in New Mexico

This was a grim year in the New Mexico Legislature when it came to action on climate change. Lawmakers passed very few measures related to climate change this session, and those that did pass were vetoed by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus spoke with the leaders of three nonprofits about what went wrong and why. They also talked about why climate change still doesn’t rise to the top of the political agenda, even in a blue state like New Mexico, where the public clearly wants politicians to move on climate change.

Guests include: Julia Bernal, Executive Director, Pueblo Action Alliance; Camilla Feibelman, Director, Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club; and Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, Executive Director, Western Environmental Law Center. 

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