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Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to reflect that U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján had previously endorsed the Green New Deal.
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich became the third member of the New Mexico congressional delegation to endorse the Green New Deal.
“I’ve spent my entire adult life working to protect some of the wildest public lands in New Mexico – places I truly love,” the Democratic senator said. “And I’ve seen them change in the face of a warming planet. I’ve spent decades working to build a renewable energy economy. But the progress that we’ve made simply hasn’t kept pace with the speed and the scale of the warming that threatens our very existence.”