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Press contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mexico – On January 17, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) released the results of its groundbreaking new report, “New Mexico at a Crossroads: False Solutions or Just Transition?”
The report focuses on the future of renewable energy in New Mexico and how the state could lead on a just transition, and even offers a blueprint for other regions in the country. It also highlights the cost of fossil fuel use for New Mexicans, particularly low-wealth and Indigenous communities.
This report draws upon publicly available information as well as interviews with community organizers and researchers in New Mexico and elsewhere to make the case for centering community-led solutions to the energy and environmental crisis in New Mexico.
On Thursday, February 2 at 9 AM MT/ 11 AM ET, IPS will host a critical virtual press conference highlighting key findings from the report and featuring the insight and perspectives of key New Mexican environmental justice and Indigenous leaders.
WHAT: Press conference: “Why New Mexico Needs a Just Transition From Fossil Fuels and False Solutions ”
WHEN: 9 AM – 10 AM MT/ 11 AM – 12 PM ET
WHERE: Online (RSVP to receive link to event)
- HOST: Basav Sen, IPS Climate Policy Program Director
- Ennedith Lopez, 2021-2022 New Mexico Fellow at IPS, New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) intern
- Alejandria Lyons, Coalition Coordinator at the New Mexico No False Solutions Coalition
- Julia Bernal, Director of Pueblo Action Alliance
- MODERATOR: Taneya Garcia, 2022-2023 New Mexico Fellow at IPS
Event is free and open to the media to attend. Please reach out to Olivia Alperstein or RSVP directly via the link.
About the Institute for Policy Studies
For nearly six decades, the Institute for Policy Studies has provided critical research support for major social movements and progressive leaders inside and outside government and on the ground around the United States and the world. As the United States’ oldest progressive multi-issue think tank, IPS turns bold ideas into action through public scholarship and mentorship of the next generation of progressive scholars and activists.