2011 HB 579 Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emission Requirements

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Thomas C. Taylor
Air Quality
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
HB 579 on nmlegis.gov »


This bill would have voided New Mexico’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution by prohibiting rulemaking on greenhouse gas emissions in the absence of federal requirements and restricting state standards to be no more stringent than federal law. Furthermore, HB579 would have undermined the growth of the renewable energy industry in New Mexico by prohibiting enforcement of existing state carbon pollution rules.


HB579 died in the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

How Legislators Voted on HB 579

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Bandy, Paul C. (R) R 3 Representative 2011
Bratton, Donald E. (R) R 62 Representative 2011
Egolf, Brian F. (D) D 47 Representative 2011
Ezzell, Candy Spence (R) R 58 Representative 2011
Garcia, Miguel P. (D) D 14 Representative 2011
Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby" J. (D) D 42 Representative 2011
Gray, William "Bill" J. (R) R 54 Representative 2011
Kintigh, Dennis (R) R 57 Representative 2011
Lujan, Antonio (D) D 35 Representative 2011
Park, Al (D) D 26 Representative 2011
Strickler, James R.J. (R) R 2 Representative 2011
Taylor, Thomas C. (R) R 1 Representative 2011
Vigil, Richard (D) D 70 Representative 2011