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Governor Wants Stricter Vehicle Emissions Standards for New Mexico | The Line

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October 4, 2019 –Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has jumped on the bandwagon with a group of states to emulate California’s emissions standards. It’s becoming a case of states’ rights vs. federal rights, as the EPA has revoked California’s standards for vehicle emissions (California plans to sue.) Will the same happen in New Mexico? Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the pros and cons of tougher clean air laws in our state.

Line Panelists:
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Rachel Sams, editor, Albuquerque Business First

For Further Reading:
New Mexico to enact stricter vehicle emissions standardsAlbuquerque Journal

Minnesota, New Mexico to adopt California vehicle emissions rulesReuters

New Mexico enters fray over vehicle emission standardsAssociated Press

 

The Line: PNM to Be Carbon Free by 2040

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April 26, 2019 – Public Service Company of New Mexico celebrated Earth Day this week by announcing all of the utility’s electric generation will be carbon-free by the year 2040. That’s a full five years earlier than the state’s new Energy Transition Act requires. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss what made the new timeline possible, and what impact it will have on the state’s economy, residents’ pocketbooks, and the environment.

 

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, NM House Republican Whip
Stephanie Maez, Executive Director, ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

PNM to be carbon free five years sooner, by Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal

PNM Chief: Utility will be emissions free 5 years ahead of schedule, by Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican