Thursday, August 24, 2006

Richardson Honored As Grade A Conservationist

Conservation Voters New Mexico released its 2006 Legislative Scorecard today, and honored Governor Bill Richardson as a "Grade A Conservationist".
Bill Richardson is the most pro-conservation Governor this state has seen in a very long time.

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However, the experience of most conservation advocates at the Roundhouse was that the Governor and his staff were enthusiastic and persistent in their support of key policies (and CVNM priorities) like the Solar Tax Credit (HB 295/SB 269), the Surface Owners Protection Act (HB 437/SB 631), and the Land, Wildlife and Clean Energy Act (HB 188/SB 407).

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Although it was a disappointing session for conservation, it was not for lack of effort on the part of Governor Richardson or his staff. CVNM and our allies look forward to working with the
Governor in 2007 to complete unfinished business and protect New Mexico for future generations.
At his meeting with bloggers in Seattle in July, Governor Richardson also explicitly mentioned his work to keep Big Oil out of Valle Vidal in New Mexico. While, Governor Richardson believes a clean environment and successful business are not mutually exclusive, it's clear he has a commitment to protecting our environment and securing public lands from the pillaging that some would allow to take place.

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