“… I have been a leading voice in calling for our nation’s efforts to end our fossil fuel addiction, develop alternative sources of energy, secure our energy independence and reduce green house gas emissions. For me, and so many New Mexicans, these are more than buzzwords, they are the economic future of New Mexico and the moral imperative of this country.”
Leadership: During his time in Congress, Senator Udall has proudly fought to protect New Mexico’s beautiful, unique landscapes for future generations. He has authored and successfully passed legislation to protect the Valle Vidal in the Carson National Forest and the Sabinoso Wilderness Act, which designated 16,000 acres of new wilderness San Miguel County. And thanks to Senator Udall’s efforts, the Río Grande Del Norte National Conservation Area has been granted monument status by the White House. As a permanently protected monument, it will spur economic progress and local job creation through tourism, while preserving one of New Mexico’s most beautiful landscapes. Senator Udall’s focus on our environmental well-being reaches far beyond the borders of New Mexico, as he’s supported protection of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and a strong and healthy National Park System all across the country.
Senator Udall is committed to finding cooperative solutions to water shortages and conflicts, while also making sure New Mexican communities receive investments to guarantee a safe water supply and crucial infrastructure like wastewater treatment plants. At the same time, he’s working to ensure that the state’s rivers and streams are healthy to support fishing, recreation and biodiversity. Senator Udall also supports creating a system of clean energy incentives and limits on pollution — policies that can reduce foreign oil imports and greenhouse gas emissions, while creating jobs at home.
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