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Published: 04 May 2022 04 May 2022

Albuquerque – As Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's Administration begins their push to force "clean" cars on to consumers, leaders pushing a new rule need to be upfront with New Mexicans. In hearings that start today, unelected bureaucrats with the state and City of Albuquerque will meet to consider the new rules that will impact New Mexico's families. However, those officials haven't disclosed if they, or their immediate family members, own stock in electric vehicles, charging stations, or any other companies that will benefit from this rule.

"Pushing an agenda that enriches your personal portfolio may be 'business as usual' in Washington, D.C., but New Mexicans deserve better," said Larry Behrens Communications Director for Power The Future. "There is no doubt some companies stand to profit from this so-called 'clean' car rule and citizens footing the bill deserve to know if the officials pushing this bureaucratic move own stock in those companies. New Mexicans should know if the 'green' behind this rule is lining the pockets of unelected bureaucrats or the elected officials who appoint them."

Just last March, it was reported that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband purchased over $2 million in electric vehicle stock as Congress faces calls for stronger accountably in financial disclosures.