New Mexico’s Brand Of Cap And Trade

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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Expect a vote up to approve New Mexico’s very own (and probably useless) Cap and Trade regulation from an appointive board that has power to rule and make rules, just as if they were legislators.  While they will make the rules, Bill Richardson and enough of our legislators to pass the enabling legislation, actually deserve the credit blame for having the short sightedness to pass the laws approving the board’s ability to pass rules impacting all citizens without the real accountability the citizens have for legislators at the ballot box.

What makes this cap-and-trade rule potentially silly in a real way is that we may  play the game by ourselves … if California voters pass a proposition (Proposition 23) to prohibit their state from enacting or otherwise approving their  cap-and-trade rules until their economy has recovered.  If all of this isn’t enough for you, watch in December for New Energy Economy to push hard for our solo cap-and-trade regulations.  How does it happen that organizations such as New Energy Economy push their agenda, you might ask.  The answer would be under the #3 washtub of complacency … hidden where few would know to look.  It is really difficult to drill down to the New Energy Economy organizations’ information, except that it seems to have a presence in many cities and states throughout our nation.  Maybe it is more of a philosophy and lobbying outfit than anything else.  So love it or hate it … it is up to you.

In any case, you still have time to get to the meeting to see and be seen, to hear and possibly be heard.  Copied below is the agenda and pleading documents:

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Meetings of the Environmental Improvement Board

November 2, 2010  

Convenes at 1:00 p.m. State Capitol Room 322,

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Draft Agenda Agenda items for discussion and possible action
1 Roll Call
2 Approval of Agenda
3 Approval of October 4, 2010 meeting minutes
4 Public Comment
5 Request for hearing in re: Petition to amend 20.3.3, 20.3.4, 20.3.10 and 20.3.12
NMAC, Radiation Protection Regulations, EIB 10-12 (R). Jennifer Hower,
NMED/OGC; Daniela Bowman, NMED/RCB. Time estimate: 15 minutes
6 Board deliberations and possible decision in re: EIB 10-04 (R), In the Matter of
Proposed New Regulations, 20.2.350 NMAC, Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade
Provisions, NMED Petitioner. Felicia Orth, Hearing Officer.
7 Other Business
8 Next meeting: 10:00 a.m. December 6, 2010, State Capitol Room 317, Santa Fe, NM87501.
*Hearings in EIB 10-08 (R), amendment of 20.2.70 NMAC and EIB 10-09 (R)
New Reporting Rules 20.2.300 NMAC, 10:00 a.m., November 8, 9 and 10, 2010, State Capitol Room 321.
9 Adjournment

EIB 10-04 (R) Proposed Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade ~ Pleading Log and Documents

EIB 10-04 Pleading Log EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 42 through 52
EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 1 through 17 EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 53 through 57
EIB 10-04 Pleading Document 18 NMED NOI EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 58 through 64
EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 19 through 34 EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 65 through 74
EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 35 and 36 EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 75 through 80
EIB 10-04 Pleading Document 37 EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 81 through 83
EIB 10-04 Pleading Document 38 EIB 10-04 Pleading Documents 84 through 93
EIB 10-04 Pleading Document 39
EIB 10-04 Pleading Document 40
EIB 10-04 Pleading Document 41

EIB 10-04 (R) Proposed Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Provisions, September 20-30, 2010, Transcript of Public Hearings

Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 1
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 2
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 3
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 4
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 5
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 6
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 7
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 8
Cap and Trade Hearing Transcript, Volume 9

EIB 10-04 (R) Proposed Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade – Public Comment Correspondence

EIB 08-19 (R) New Energy Economy Petition

Pleading Log EIB 08-19 (R)
Agenda Item 6. EIB 08-19 (R) New Energy Economy documents 1-71
Agenda Item 6. EIB 08-19 (R) New Energy Economy documents 72 – 104
Agenda Item 6 EIB 08-19 (R) New Energy Economy pleading number 105 to 142
Agenda Item 6 EIB 08-19 (R) New Energy Economy pleading number 143 to 161
Agenda Item 6 EIB 08-19 (R) New Energy Economy pleading number 162 to 173
Agenda Item 6 EIB 08-19(R) New Energy Economy documents 174 – 178

EIB 08-19 (R) New Energy Economy Petition – Public Comment Correspondence

    The Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) is responsible for environmental management and consumer protection in this state in order to ensure an environment that in the greatest possible measure will confer optimum health, safety, comfort and economic and social well-being on its inhabitants; will protect this generation as well as those yet unborn from health threats posed by the environment; and will maximize the economic and cultural benefits of a healthy people [§ 74-1-2 NMSA 1978].  More… 

    The basic authority for environmental and consumer protection management in New Mexico is provided through the State Environmental Improvement Act (§§ 74-1-1 et seq., NMSA 1978). This law establishes the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB, board) and specifies its duties and powers.  More…

All questions regarding the board should be directed to:
Joyce Medina -
Board Administrator

NMED Boards and Commissions
1190 St. Francis Drive, N2153
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Tel (505) 827-2425
Fax (505) 827-2836
Joyce.Medina @ state.nm.us

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