Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out—all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions.
Tackling air pollution in New Mexico: When power plants burn coal, oil or gas, they create the ingredients for ground-level ozone pollution, one of the main components of “smog” pollution. Repeated exposure to ozone can cause permanent lung damage and can even kill. Our report, “Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health,” shines a spotlight on the health risks of ozone pollution and sets forth practical policy recommendations for cutting dangerous toxic emissions.
Educating the public and making our voices heard.
In 2011, we informed thousands of New Mexicans about ways to use less energy, save fuel and save money. By taking simple steps at home, the average New Mexican can take control of their energy use, reducing emissions and decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels.
Sanders Moore is the State Director for Environment New Mexico, where she works to protect air, water, and open spaces in the state. Prior to joining ENM in 2010, she worked at the Georgia Conservancy for several years on improving air quality in the metro-Atlanta area through education and advocacy and decreasing the organization’s environmental footprint. She received her Master’s degree in Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School and her B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Rikki Seguin is the State Field Associate for Environment New Mexico, working to build and mobilize public support to win real victories for New Mexico’s environment. Prior to joining Environment New Mexico’s staff, Rikki was a Campus Organizer with CALPIRG, organizing college students to protect the Pacific by banning plastic grocery bags in their local cities. She has also directed canvass offices in Berkeley and San Jose, California. Rikki received her B.A. in Physics and B.S. in Astronomy from the University of Florida.
The Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center would like to thank Energy Foundation and McCune Charitable Foundation for supporting our work.
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