New Mexico’s Governor upset over WOTUS ruling by Supreme Court

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham tours the trail at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, June 1, 2022 in Carlsbad.


New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she was appalled at the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave an Idaho couple a victory over WOTUS.

The Democratic governor complained the ruling would leave 905 of New Mexico’s waters without federal protection from development. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported Lujan Grisham indicated her administration would study how it could use state law to fill any “regulatory gaps” created by the Supreme Court ruling.

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