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Issue Position: Promote Clean Energy and Environment

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As Congressman, Eric Griego will fight for a pro-environment agenda to

Move beyond coal, oil and nuclear. Invest in clean renewable energy.

End Big Oil tax subsidies. Oppose new offshore drilling and building new coal and nuclear power plants.
Aggressively support investments in clean renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass energy.
Support a science-based solution to global climate change.

Support plans to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050, as per the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Promote increasing energy and vehicle fuel efficiency standards.
Support long-range research and development to achieve a sustainable energy future, including hydrogen fuel and geothermal technologies.
Promote smart growth, green buildings and low-carbon transportation.

Invest in mass transit and low/zero-carbon transportations, including hydrogen fuel vehicles.
Promote job creation through tax incentives in energy-saving green buildings.
Promote air and water quality standards.

Protect the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse emissions.
Protect and strengthen the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.
Conserve wilderness and wildlife.

Oppose any drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
Defend the Endangered Species Act from efforts to gut it by big corporate developers and other polluters.
Support measures to protect NM wildlife, including the Mexican Wolf (the Lobo) and eliminating trapping on public lands.
Protect roadless wilderness study areas -- would vote against The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011 (S.1087/H.R. 1581) because it would strip protection from up to 55 million acres of Inventoried Roadless Area on our National Forests, putting watersheds and forests at risk.
Work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to minimize impact on wild lands, wildlife, water and other environmental resources in proposed solar energy zones for plant development.

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