Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Susana Axes NM Environmental Improvement Board

Looks like members of the state Environmental Improvement Board got the same news from Gov. Martinez today as the Governor's Mansion chefs: You're out of here!

According to a news release from the Gov's Office, the decision to terminate all appointed members of the board was a result of the board's support of cap-and-trade regulations. "The EIB moved forward with the cap-and-trade regulatory program after state lawmakers rejected the proposal during the legislative process," a news release said.

Martinez's office sent a copy of the letter:

January 5, 2011

Dear (Member):

Thank you for your service to the State of New Mexico by serving on the Environmental Improvement Board. This letter is to inform you that I am removing you as a member of the Environmental Improvement Board. Your removal is effective immediately.

Again, thank you for your service to our state.

Best regards,
Susana Martinez