New Mexico’s newly installed Environmental Improvement Board (EIB), all appointees of Governor Susana Martinez (R-NM), will consider repealing the states greenhouse gas reduction and cap-and-trade regulations. The board began with a number of hearings November 8 to repeal the rules. The EIB members from former Governor Bill Richardson’s Administration (D-NM), had enacted the state greenhouse-gas and cap-and-trade regulations in 2010, which were dismissed January 4 by Governor Martinez. On November 2 2010 the board approved a cap-and-trade program completed by the state Environment Department. Then on December 6 2010, EIB confirmed standards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and from parts of the oil and gas industry.