New Mexico EIB Rules
Success Story: Keep Electricity Affordable supporters help protect affordable electricity in New Mexico
In late 2010, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) approved state rules requiring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through a cap-and-trade policy. Unfortunately, the regulations were approved without first completing the proper economic analysis of the rules’ effects on New Mexico’s economy. And that analysis would have shown potentially detrimental effects on both the economy and electricity prices.
That's when Keep Electricity Affordable stood up for electricity consumers across the state. Through a petition and a call to write letters to the EIB, Keep Electricity Affordable inspired 18,000 New Mexicans to tell the EIB how the economy would suffer if the regulations weren't repealed.
Thanks to these efforts, in early 2012, the New Mexico EIB members voted unanimously to repeal the set of regulations, standing up for state's economy and consumer's pocketbooks.
Supporters kept electricity affordable in New Mexico. Your voice can make a difference, too. Sign up today to stay informed about how we can work together to keep electricity affordable in your community.
More than 18,000 people signed Keep Electricity Affordable's petition and wrote letters asking the EIB to repeal the rules.