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Climate Change and Politics

4.28.23 This year was grim in the New Mexico Legislature for action on climate change. Lawmakers passed very few bills and those that did get through fell under Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s veto pen. This week, Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus got together with the leaders of three nonprofits for a conversation about what went wrong and why. 

Correspondent: Laura Paskus 

Julia Bernal, executive director, Pueblo Action Alliance   
Camilla Feibelman, director, Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club   
Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, executive director, Western Environmental Law Center 

For More Information: 

NM Governor on the Environment – Our Land 

New Mexico Legislature Fails IPCC Test – Capital & Main 

Environment advocate: ‘The Legislature has failed on climate action this year’ – NM Political Report