Friday, January 21, 2011

Sierra Club sues NM governor over building codes

Another suit against Governor Martinez?

By The Associated Press

"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Sierra Club has sued New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez after she prevented the publication of building codes intended to promote energy-saving standards.

Shortly after the Republican governor took office Jan. 1, she issued an executive order suspending all pending and proposed regulations for 90 days while a task force reviews the measures.

The Sierra Club contends the new building codes will help residents and businesses reduce energy consumption by about 20 percent, and that everyone in the state will benefit from a reduced demand for energy that will cut power plant emissions and conserve resources." More>>>>

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NMELC Update: NM Supreme Court Arguments

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