Lawmakers decry EIB rules

November 4, 2010 • Local News

Local lawmakers say they are frustrated with a state regulatory board’s decision to pass new emission rules that they say will seriously harm New Mexico’s economy.

The state’s Environmental Improvement Board approved a proposal for establishing a greenhouse gas emissions program in a 4-3 vote.

The rules target sources that emit at least 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, mainly coal and gas fired power plants, as well as oil and gas operations, according to environmental groups.

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