NAM Study Shows Positive Natural Gas Impacts in New Mexico and Across U.S.

Washington, D.C. and Albuquerque, NM, May 3, 2016 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research and IHS Economics released a new comprehensive study that reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing and encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment and highlights the positive impact to communities around the United States. New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC), the State Affiliate Group (SAG) for the NAM echos the importance of the NAM findings as manufacturers in New Mexico use natural gas for fuel, such as drying, melting, machine drive and space heating, and as a feedstock in refining, chemicals and primary metals sectors. Domestic natural gas has transformed the U.S. economy, made our companies more competitive, created jobs and put money back in the pockets of working Americans.

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For Immediate Release

On Tuesday, New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) joined 166 other state and local business associations from 40 different states in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit explaining the devastating economic impact posed by the EPA’s carbon regulations. “As the only party to the litigation with ‘New Mexico’ in it’s name, NMBC welcomes the challenge to take a stand for clean, reliable and affordable energy for our state,” said Carla Sonntag, NMBC President.

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Sierra Club’s War on Jobs: Holding Workshops to “Write and Rehearse Testimony”

New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) is calling on the New Mexico Chapter of the Sierra Club to stop the relentless, uncompromising War on Jobs they are waging by pushing for an end to all fossil fuel extraction.

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

The Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF) was established with New Mexico’s statehood in 1912 and is held in trust for our public schools. It is often referred to as New Mexico’s education endowment fund and improper management would constitute a war on our children.

Jobs Could be Lost Across New Mexico

Washington, D.C., and Albuquerque, NM, October 1, 2015

Today, the President and Founder of the New Mexico Business Coalition, Carla J. Sonntag, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and Neenah Enterprises, Inc. President and CEO and NAM Small and Medium Manufacturers Group Chair Tom Riordan, who represent manufacturers and business across the United States and New Mexico issued the following statements on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new ozone regulation:

Study Confirms That More Citizens Are Concerned with Economic Harm of Increasing Federal Regulations Than Environmental Benefit

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2015 – According to a poll released by New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 75 percent of New Mexicans rate their air quality as “excellent” or “good,” and 69 percent consider the decline in economic growth and job opportunities caused by regulations as a greater problem for their hometown than air quality. The poll was conducted to gauge public opinion in New Mexico as the federal government considers the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ozone rule.

New Mexico Business Coalition Joins NAM as State Partner

Washington, D.C., September 14, 2015 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) welcomes the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) as the association’s newest State Associations Group (SAG) member. The NAM’s SAG program consists of 51 independent state manufacturers, business and industry associations. With the NMBC’s membership, the NAM has excellent representation in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

A local debate over the future operations of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Stations near Farmington, New Mexico has been the center of discussion on renewable energy versus fossil fuels. President Carla Sonntag of the coalition stated the need for a constructive conversation involving compromise but the opposing side is taking on an all-or-nothing approach.

In Farmington, New Mexico on August 18, 2015, protestors lined the gates of Merrion Oil and Gas, as members of the New Mexico Business Coalition met at a summit about fossil fuel opposition.

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