Carlsbad Current-Argus

New Mexicans’ right to a clean environment could be codified into state law as a resolution advanced from its first committee last week during the 2022 Legislative Session.

House Joint Resolution 2 sponsored by Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-37) of Las Cruces was known as the “green amendment,” and would put language on the ballot in the next general election to alter the state’s constitution to define environmental rights.

It was previously blocked in the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee when lawmakers deadlocked on a 5-5- vote but was adjusted and passed Saturday by the same committee on a vote of 6-4.

The resolution will next face the House Judiciary Committee before going before the full New Mexico House of Representatives before passage and referral to the State Senate….

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