The headlong rush by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to force New Mexicans to purchase electric vehicles whether they want them or not will come to a head soon. You need to speak up and speak out against these absurd regulations.
The New Mexico Environment Department and the city of Albuquerque will host an in-person meeting about the Governor’s proposed rules from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Community Meeting Room at the International District Library, 7601 Central Ave NE. Those concerned about unfunded mandates and so-called “Environmental Justice Vehicle Values” should attend or send written comments to: https://nmed.commentinput.com/?id=TuMmsArBj
RGF’s submitted comment can be found below:
New Mexico should respect the freedom of choice of individual New Mexicans in terms of their vehicle purchases and not mandate the sale or purchase of certain vehicles including electric vehicles. EV’s are expensive, charging stations are not readily available especially in rural areas and adding them is costly. Also, drivers of EV’s do not pay gas taxes which maintain our roads. These are just a few of the numerous problems with EV’s. Mandating their sale and use is a “one-size-fits-all” approach to replace individual choice with a choice forced upon New Mexicans from the top down.