Federal relief dollars could support environment, infrastructure

Protecting New Mexico from pollution while shifting the state away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy were among key priority of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her supporters in the legislature.

The 2023 Legislative Session commenced Tuesday in Santa Fe, running for 60 days until March 18 with Democrats prefiling several bills related to energy and environmental issues to be taken up in the longer, policy-driven session alternating annually with 30-day budget-focused sessions.

While more bills can be filed throughout the session, several prefiled in the State House and Senate aimed to push renewable energy, tackle pollution from oil and gas and other industrial sources, while targeting specific industries growing in the state.

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