On January 20, the NM State Legislature begins a 60-day session with the Republicans in control of the House for the first time in 60 years. With this new political landscape, what are the implications for New Mexico’s land, air, water and wildlife?
Earth Matters co-producer Allyson Siwik interviews two veterans of the Roundhouse:
- Dan Lorimier
Conservation Chair of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club
- Representative Jeff Steinborn
District 35 in Doña Ana County
They discuss the range of water, renewables, wildlife, trails and transparency bills that will be discussed in the 2015 session, including Steinborn’s bill to ban coyote-killing contests and legislation to provide solar and electric vehicle tax credits.
For additional info as the 2105 session develops, visit
- New Mexico Legislature – nmlegis.gov
- Protect New Mexico – Your source for environmental information during the NM legislature – protectnewmexico.org
- New Mexico In Depth – They’ve created a guide aimed at examining how the NM Legislature can be more transparent, accessible and responsive – and what’s keeping that from happening. New Mexico InDepth Legislative Guide
Earth Matters airs Tuesday & Thursday at 10am and 8pm
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Earth Matters / 2015 NM Legislative Preview