New Mexico Among Hardest Hit States By Proposal To Ban Federal Land Leases

A federal leasing ban has been discussed during the elections as a policy solution to push the country towards clean energy. But is that the right plan for everyday people in states like New Mexico?


Economic analysis of such a plan shows that it would threaten 62,000 New Mexico jobs and $1 billion in state revenue.  This impact of a federal leasing ban extends outside of New Mexico to the economies of neighboring states and the national security of the entire country.  Additionally, a ban would slow investment in conservation projects and would stall environmental progress.


To learn more about the impact of a federal leasing ban on New Mexico and the country at large, please read at Mark Green’s blog, “Federal Leasing Ban Pledge Hits A Nerve In New Mexico.”


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