In Congress, I will devote myself to reversing the Trump Administration’s anti-environment, pro-fracking agenda and ushering in a new era of economic expansion around New Mexico’s abundant clean and renewable energy sources. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2016, solar was creating U.S. jobs at 17 times the rate of the national economy, rising to nearly 300,000 jobs in the U.S. solar industry. In 2017, the U.S. wind industry put up a new wind turbine up every few hours and now provides over 100,000 jobs. New Mexico needs to be a national leader the renewable economy.
In addition, we need to secure New Mexico’s water rights. New Mexico’s water resources are critically important to our economy, specifically ranching and farming. Recent court decisions have put these water resources increasingly at risk. The simple fact is our water resources are under extreme pressure from overuse and the effects of global warming. While we need to partner with surrounding southwestern states and take a regional approach to solving our water issues, we also need to make sure New Mexico’s farmers, ranchers, and cattle producers are protected. As your Congresswoman from new Mexico, I will fight to make sure New Mexican water rights are protected.