New Mexico governor to visit Texas for clean energy talks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will travel Monday to Houston to discuss developing and expanding clean energy in the state.

According to her spokesperson, the governor will meet with leaders from several big energy companies developing low-carbon energy and fuels. Those companies include Chevron New Energies, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil, Phillips 66 and Avangrid Renewables.

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales will assume Lujan Grisham’s duties until she returns Tuesday.

The visit comes three days after the governor announced a sweeping public health order, declaring gun violence a public health emergency.

The order suspended open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque and throughout Bernalillo County for the next 30 days.

The move sparked protests from gun owners, legal backlash and questions about the constitutionality of the order.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the order in the wake of the road-rage shooting death of an 11-year-old boy last week. Police are still looking for suspects and any tips in the case.