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The New Mexico Business Coalition will publish items of interest to business owners in this column.


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Increased natural gas consumption has generated a truly incredible story for the environment as U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1992. But the air quality improvements go even further, as a new Energy In Depth analysis shows: The U.S. oil and gas industry is also making incredible progress in reducing methane emissions as production surges in America’s top shale basins.

By Carla J. Sonntag
President and Founder, New Mexico Business Coalition

As American business continues to move into an ever-evolving 21st century economic landscape, the role of local and grassroots movements has emerged as a principal factor in local economies. As American citizens and stewards of our country’s future, we are all obliged to educate ourselves on current civil, economic, and legislative issues, and to help carry forward our ideals to ensure a better tomorrow for our children. This has always been the American way, and it has helped make us the greatest country on Earth.

At the New Mexico Business Coalition, we focus specifically on advocating for pro-business legislation and educating elected officials, whether local or national. As a grassroots, non-profit, non-partisan organization, we pride ourselves on viewing issues clearly and without bias. To this end, the recent surge of natural gas in transportation, heating, and electricity has won our attention, and we consider advocating on natural gas’s behalf a top priority.

New Mexico (May 22, 2018) — The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) made a sizeable contribution to the fund set up for defense of county Right to Work ordinances thanks to the generosity of some enthusiastic business owners. The $20,000 contribution is the first of many to help assure that counties can focus on what could be the single best action a county can take to diversify its economy, attract new business, and create jobs.

“I’ve been supporting the passage of Right to Work (RTW) legislation at the state level for 20 years,” said Carla Sonntag, President and Founder of the New Mexico Business Coalition. “With over 60 percent approval rating from New Mexico registered voters, it was time for a different path forward to make RTW a long awaited reality in New Mexico.”