The Associated Press
Created: November 22, 2019 06:24 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says her administration is committed to addressing the causes and effects of climate change.
She reiterated her environmental focus Thursday with the release of a report prepared by her climate task force.
The document summarizes the steps taken by the first-year Democratic governor since assuming office and details upcoming regulatory strategies.
It also suggests New Mexico officials need to work faster if they want to reach a statewide target of reducing net emissions by 45% over the next decade.
According to the report, New Mexico’s top greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants and the transportation sector as well as methane, largely from oil and natural gas production.
The state is in the midst of drafting methane rules for the industry.
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