Global warming is already affecting New Mexico and will continue to do so for decades to come. In the absence of national policy that jumpstarts the clean energy economy by ramping down dangerous carbon emissions, our economy and wildlands are at an even greater risk.
A decade after it was first adopted by the U.S. Forest Service, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule has proven to be remarkably successful in protecting the 58.5 million acres of national forest roadless areas from road building and logging.
These comments on the proposed RETA Transmission Corridors in New Mexico were submitted on behalf of The Wilderness Society and our partner groups. The first set of comments is our scoping comments, and the second set is our comments on the revised proposed corridors.
These scoping comments were submitted February 10, 2010 for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument RMP. The Trackways National Monument, located in southern New Mexico, was designated in the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009.
We’ve said it once, and now we will say it again: Wilderness is good for our economy. And many more agree: A recent report from Audubon New Mexico and Headwaters Economics, “The Economic Benefits of Southern New Mexico’s Natural Assets,” finds that protecting and restoring our natural assets will benefit jobs and quality of life.