GOP Legislators Pick Up the Ball on EIB Conflicts

We at the Rio Grande Foundation have been saying to anyone who will listen that major new environmental regulations (a New Mexico-specific carbon cap) are too important to be decided by an un-elected and highly conflicted Environmental Improvement Board (also see testimony here).

It looks like someone has been listening. I am heartened that Republican legislators have taken the conflict of interest issue to Attorney General King and I hope he does the right thing by demanding that partisans with personal interests on either side of the global warming debate recuse themselves. Only time will tell, but it is good to know you are not shouting into darkness sometimes!