Susana Martinez on Environment
$3.3M in fines from those who break environmental rules
I recently visited General Mills as well, which just finished a $100 million expansion, creating 60 new and permanent jobs, all while achieving the highest levels of environmental standards. I said last year that I believe we can support the growth of
businesses and protect the environment. We are going to help those who play by the rules and punish those who do not.
When Intel needed an air quality permit, we held them to high standards.
And when they met those standards, we got them their permit in less than four months--quicker than ever before. But when corporations broke our environmental laws, when they tried to sidestep our safeguards, we went after them, collecting over
$3.3 million in fines from utility, energy, and oil and gas companies. With sensible, predictable regulations we can grow our economy and protect our environment. We can and we must do both.
Source: 2012 New Mexico State of the State Address
, Jan 17, 2012
Oversee natural resources to balance economy & environment
Protecting the environment and jump-starting our economy are not mutually exclusive goals. It is critical to New Mexico's future that thoughtful decisions based on science and common sense rather than political whims that circumvent the will of the
people are made. I look forward to working with an Environmental Improvement Board that understands that we must balance economic growth with the need to preserve our state's natural beauty.
Source: 2011 N.M. gubernatorial press release #110126_2
, Jan 26, 2011
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