Santa Fe New Mexican Op-ed: Strong clean air rules will protect the public

Health Action New Mexico and the New Mexico Public Health Association work to protect the health of New Mexico families, and we applaud Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s leadership and response to the coronavirus pandemic. She brings an informed public health perspective to her job and makes the tough decisions needed to protect the health of all New Mexicans.

The governor brings that same commitment to the fight against air pollution and climate change, and this week marks an important milepost in the state’s effort to reduce methane waste and pollution. On Tuesday, the state conducted the final public meeting on the Methane Advisory Panel technical working group, a key forum to bring stakeholders together and allow everyone to be heard. The governor and her environmental and natural resource agencies are right to stay the course in enacting nationally leading state ozone and methane rules this year.

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