Gary King on Environment
Promote New Mexico tourism: 'Stay another day'
King said, "When my dad was governor, he had a project with tourism department called 'Stay another day.' They really worked hard to figure out what would cause tourists to stay another day in New Mexico. They had information when (tourists) went to
Carlsbad Caverns about cooling off in the mountains at Ruidoso or Cloudcroft and encouraged people to extend their trips and make sure they spent a little more of their vacation money in New Mexico."
Source: Ruidoso News on 2014 New Mexico governor race
, Jul 31, 2014
Stand up for environment; polluters already have clout
The polluters already have great political clout in Santa Fe. We need a Governor who will stand up for environmental protection that preserves the beauty, resources and traditions of our state.
As Attorney General and as a state legislator, Gary King
has fought hard to protect New Mexico's environment. He has taken on Martinez and the polluters to ensure common-ground policies that both protect our water and air, and fuel economic growth and jobs.
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, GaryKingForGovernor.com
, Jun 1, 2014
- King fought successfully to protect our clean
air. He defeated the Bush-EPA's decision to permit the Desert Rock coal power plant in the Four Corners area.
- As a state legislator, King secured passage of the landmark Mining Act, which established for the first time that mining companies operating
in New Mexico must reclaim surface areas upon closure and establish long term, self-sustaining ecosystems.
- King used his position as Attorney General to protect New Mexico's most precious natural resource--our ground and surface water.
More recycling; more water & wildlife conservation
Hatch indicated he supports the following principles concerning New Mexico's environment.
Source: New Mexico Governor 1996 National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 1996
- Provide funding for recycling programs in New Mexico.
- Request flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental
- Maintain minimum environmental quality as mandated by current federal regulations.
- Create a state task force to focus on the planning of water conservation and use in New Mexico.
Q: Do you support expanded hours of operation of hazardous waste recycling centers in New Mexico?
- Q: Do you support the 1995 amendment to New Mexico's Wildlife Conservation Act, which excludes some species formerly covered by the Act?
- Q: Should mining operations which are smaller than 25 acres and do not use chemical processing be exempt from New Mexico's mining laws?
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