New Mexico

New Mexico executive branch considering cap-and-trade

New Mexico is now one step closer to putting a price on carbon. In a report released on Thursday, the state announced plans to “evaluate the adoption of a comprehensive market-based program that sets emission limits to reduce carbon dioxide...

eXchange Southwest: Hundreds convene to discuss smart, ambitious climate policy

After last week’s global climate march one thing was clear: there is more momentum and public support than ever before for meaningful climate action. The question that remains to be answered is what that action is, how it differs in...

17, and Leading Climate Action in New Mexico

On March 15, students from over 100 countries around the world marched for their future in a Youth Climate Strike. We come together because we need those in power to listen. In California students marched to save their homeland from...

How New Mexico is Keeping Carbon Pricing in the Climate Conversation

Governor Lujan Grisham recently signed an executive order, committing the state to taking aggressive action against climate change. While the order is still in the early planning stages, a separate proposal intending to put a price on carbon emissions was...

A Green Wave is Gaining Traction in New Mexico

On January 29, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into effect her first executive order, committing the state to taking aggressive action against climate change. The Democratic Governor, who made combating global warming a cornerstone of her campaign platform,...

Recommendations for New Mexico Carbon Pollution Pricing Policy

This study responds to the New Mexico State Senate’s 2018 SM023, calling for a study to be done on “how a carbon fee could be implemented in New Mexico and its effects on the economy, jobs, health and greenhouse gas...