New Mexico was home to indigenous people for many centuries before European exploration. A state of many treasures, New Mexico features Chaco Canyon, the Sangre De Cristo and Jemez Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Valles Caldera, Whites Sands National Monument, the Rio Grande, and the stunning high desert plains, peaks and towering rocks of the Navajo Nation. From heavily forested wildernesses to rugged mountain ranges to the rushing rivers of the Rio Grande, Pecos, Canadian, San Juan and Gila Rivers – this is an enchanted state.

Sadly, coal-fired power plants and mines in New Mexico are dirtying our air and emitting heat-trapping gases responsible for climate change. Climate change is particularly evident in New Mexico, with increasing heat waves, wildfires, drought, and stresses on threatened and endangered wildlife. A growing population is straining the state’s limited water supplies.

Western Resource Advocates works in New Mexico to promote a clean energy future to mitigate climate change impacts, protect and sustain New Mexico’s rivers, and protect iconic landscapes. Western Resource Advocates has a robust Clean Energy program in New Mexico that challenges coal plants, advances renewable energy and energy efficiency, and addresses climate change. We are also a leader in our work to protect the Colorado River across the region. We are dedicated to stewarding the state’s air, land and water for future generations to enjoy.

Contact the New
Mexico Office

409 East Palace Av., Unit 2
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505.820.1590
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