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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered New Mexico to join a national coalition of states seeking to combat the effects of climate change, as part of a far-reaching plan to shift the state toward a renewable energy economy.
At a news conference in the state Capitol, the Democratic governor described the order as a “game-changer” that outlines broad, state-level initiatives to make up for a lack of federal action on climate change.
“We want to make sure we are doing something irrespective of failed policies and a lack of science going on at the federal level today,” Lujan Grisham told a crowd that included environmental advocates and schoolchildren.