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Gov. Lujan Grisham commends vote to end Gila Diversion Project

Jun 18, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on Thursday after the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission voted 7-2 to cease funding for the NEPA Environmental Impact Study on the Gila Diversion, effectively ending the possibility of the project:

“I applaud the Interstate Stream Commission for taking action today to effectively stop the Gila Diversion Project, an expensive and ill-devised effort that was a disservice to the resource-management needs of the area and to New Mexicans. It is critical that we protect New Mexico’s natural resources and ensure a free-flowing and healthy water system in the Gila. I look forward to continuing to work with local governments and stakeholders to invest in long overdue water projects in southwest New Mexico and continue protecting the Gila.”​

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The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

Address:
490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
Toll free: (833) 520-0020

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