Santa Fe, N.M. — Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order, committing New Mexico to address the climate crisis. The order outlines that New Mexico will rejoin the U.S. Climate Alliance and create an interagency Climate Change Task Force.
“New Mexicans overwhelmingly support action to address the climate crisis and elected decision-makers who have committed to make our state a leader on these issues. With today’s order on climate change, Gov. Lujan Grisham is taking bold steps to ensure we build the sustainable economy of the future,” says Demis Foster, CVNM Executive Director. “In New Mexico, our very livelihoods depend on us adapting to climate change, which is already impacting our lives. We look forward to partnering with the Governor and amplifying community voices as our state makes meaningful progress on climate change for the first time in nearly a decade – especially now as decision-makers at the federal level take only steps backward on climate.”