Protect New Mexico’s Waters!


Dear Governor Lujan Grisham


I am writing to thank you for your leadership in securing funding for our state to address the threats facing New Mexico’s waterways following the 2023 Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v. EPA. 


As you know, New Mexico is rich in valuable waterways that support multi-generational acequias, wetlands, lakes, and reservoirs critical for agriculture, wildlife habitat, drinking water supplies, and our growing outdoor recreation economy. The 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v. EPA severely limits the waters protected under the federal Clean Water Act and I greatly appreciated your administration’s pushback to this rolling back of 50 years of clean water protections.  Your prioritization of building programs to fill the gaps to protect our rivers, streams, and wetlands and your work during the legislative session to secure $7.6 million in new funding is integral to ensuring our state’s waterways and wetlands are protected for generations to come. 


Thank you for your continued leadership to ensure that New Mexico’s clean water is protected for our communities, our culture, our economy, and our environment for generations to come.


Thank you,