New Mexico Driving Toward Cleaner, Healthier Cars and Trucks

SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that the state will adopt by year's end advanced clean car and truck standards, policies intended to significantly expand the numbers of electric cars and trucks sold in New Mexico. Six other states are expected to adopt these standards this year in addition to New Mexico. 

 The following is a comment from Alexis Mena, New Mexico policy director at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council): 

 “Advanced clean car and truck standards will drive us in right direction—toward an all-electric vehicle future delivering tremendous economic and health benefits for New Mexicans.  

 “Adopting the strongest electric car and truck standards by year’s end will give drivers cleaner vehicle options, cut harmful tailpipe pollution, and clean up New Mexico’s air. That will save lives and reduce asthma and other respiratory illnesses that keep people home from work. It also will help put the brakes on dangerous impacts from climate change we’re seeing in New Mexico from extreme heat, devastating wildfires, and prolonged drought.” 

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NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Established in 1970, NRDC uses science, policy, law, and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health, and safeguard nature. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, Beijing and Delhi (an office of NRDC India Pvt. Ltd). Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.  

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