Energy and environmental bills observed in the New Mexico legislature

Protecting New Mexico from pollution while transitioning the state away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy has been a top priority for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her backers in the Legislature.

The 2023 Legislative Session began Tuesday in Santa Fe and lasted 60 days through March 18, with Democrats pre-filing several bills on energy and environmental issues to be addressed in the longer, policy-driven session, which is an annual 30-day session alternates budget-oriented sessions.

While more bills may be introduced during the session, several pre-bills in the State House and Senate are aimed at advancing renewable energy, tackling pollution from oil and gas and other industrial sources, while also targeting specific industries growing in the state.

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