2013 SJM 26 Study Exporting Coal

CVNM Position:
John M. Sapien
Air Quality
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
SJM 26 on nmlegis.gov »


From toxic levels of mercury in our waterways to global warming, the consequences of using coal as an energy source are obvious. By pushing a coal export study, SJM 26 sought to offset the environmental gains of reduced reliance on coal here in the US with the potential of exporting coal—with all of its associated public health and environmental damages—to Asia. SJM 26 would have been better-suited to exploring ways to stimulate the Navajo economy outside of continued coal mining, including solar and other renewable energy development.


SJM 26 died on the Senate calendar.

How Legislators Voted on SJM 26

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Candelaria, Jacob R. (D) D 26 Senator 2013
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 31 Senator 2013
Griego, Phil A. (D) D 39 Senator 2013
Ingle, Stuart (R) R 27 Senator E 2013
Ivey-Soto, Daniel A. (D) D 15 Senator 2013
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator 2013
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2013
Moores, Mark (R) R 21 Senator 2013
Ortiz y Pino, Gerald (D) D 12 Senator 2013
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2013
Pirtle, Cliff R. (R) R 32 Senator 2013
Rue, Sander (R) R 23 Senator 2013
Ryan, John (R) R 10 Senator 2013
Sanchez, Clemente (D) D 30 Senator 2013
Sanchez, Michael (D) D 29 Senator E 2013
Sapien, John M. (D) D 9 Senator 2013
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2013
Shendo Jr., Benny (D) D 22 Senator 2013
Soules, William P. (D) D 37 Senator 2013
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator 2013
Woods, Pat (R) R 7 Senator 2013