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EPA Issues Final Rule to Strengthen Water Protections, Support Clear and Timely Reviews of Infrastructure and Development Projects


NM Governor: “EPA’s action will better protect New Mexico’s water quality at a time when federal and state protections are needed most.”

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2023) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule to restore the fundamental authority granted by Congress to states, territories, and Tribes to protect water resources that are essential to healthy people and thriving communities. The agency’s final Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule will support clear, efficient, and focused water quality reviews of infrastructure and development projects that are key to economic growth.

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Upcoming Events – October 2023

15 Views   The Department is excited to be hosting a variety of public events during the month of October. Please check out these upcoming programs.

NEW Inside NM! Episode #205

15 Views   Steve gives an update on RPNM’s gerrymandering lawsuit that went to trial this week. Louie Sanchez, a New Mexican gun store owner, joins

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