UNM Law Students “On the Bus” For Environmental Justice In Northern New Mexico 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 30, 2019   UNM Law Students “On the Bus” for Environmental Justice in Northern New Mexico  On Friday, November 1, 2019, a group of some 30 students and faculty members from the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Law will embark on a day of experiential learning in northern New Mexico. […]

AG Balderas Secures Major Environmental Victory Over Trump EPA

AG Balderas Secures Major Environmental Victory Over Trump EPA

Albuquerque, NM – On Tuesday, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a major environmental victory over the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency. A federal court in California ruled that EPA failed to perform mandatory duties to implement its own 2016 rules for reducing methane emissions from municipal landfills. New Mexico submitted its plan to enforce the rule prior to the May 2017 compliance deadline, but EPA failed to act – refusing to take required actions to implement the rule.

Udall To Wheeler: EPA Should Focus On Staffing Crisis And Environmental Enforcement

Udall To Wheeler: EPA Should Focus On Staffing Crisis And Environmental Enforcement

Letter requests further plan to address EPA’s real challenges, not budget cuts & organizational exercise.

WASHINGTON– In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed reorganization of regional officesU.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, requested a detailed plan from EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to improve staffing levels across the agency, prioritize enforcement and compliance, increase communication with states, Tribes, and EPA staff, and honor agreements with staff and unions.

Udall Questions Wheeler On Crippling Budget Cuts In EPA’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

Udall Questions Wheeler On Crippling Budget Cuts In EPA’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

“Proposing cuts of this terrible degree show us in clear print what this administration is about: industry comes before public health and environmental protection.” Sen. Tom Udall

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler about the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts that would severely damage the agency’s ability to fight climate change and protect public health and the environment in New Mexico and across the country.

Udall Opening Statement At Hearing To Examine EPA’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

Udall Opening Statement At Hearing To Examine EPA’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, delivered the following opening statement at an Appropriations Committee hearing with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to examine the EPA’s fiscal year 2020 budget request: