Editor:

This summer New Mexico saw deadly wildfires, and yet more extreme drought.

Now, a new report reveals the biggest culprits causing the global warming pollution, which scientists warn will bring even worse extreme weather in the future.

Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center finds that power plants are New Mexico's single largest source of carbon pollution, responsible for over half of our carbon emissions. What's more, the Four Corners Power Plant, outside Farmington, is the 15th-most carbon polluting plant in the nation.

I urge New Mexico's leaders, like our Senators and Representatives, to support limits on power plants' carbon pollution. New Mexico can't afford to wait to act on climate, so it's critical that our Congressional delegation step up and support action.

 

Ramona Malczynski

Albuquerque