SCRIPT “Global warming is critical for the next president.” And no other state has done as much as New Mexico. • SOURCES In 2006, Governor Richardson issued an executive order to dramatically reduce the state of New Mexico’s greenhouse emissions and joined the Chicago Climate Exchange. Press Release December 28, 2006. (See attachment 1 for details.) Albuquerque Journal “Governor Praises Clean-Energy Bills,” February 18, 2005. “‘It's a whole new era, the clean-energy era in a long-time energy state,’ Richardson said at the Capitol. Phil Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust, agreed. He said the bills making their way through the Roundhouse are ‘the most forward-looking of any state energy legislation I've seen in 30 years.’” These bills were passed and signed by Governor Richardson. (See attachment 2 for details.)

We passed tax credits for wind, solar and bio fuels.

Associated Press “Governor signs solar tax credit, education bills” March 4, 2006. “New Mexicans could get state tax credits for installing solar energy systems in their homes and businesses under a bill signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson. The tax credit, when used in conjunction with a federal solar energy tax credit, could shave nearly one-third off the cost of installing systems for heating homes and hot water, according to the governor's office. (See attachment 3 for details.) Biodiesel Fuel Production Tax Incentives (SB 607, HB 1145) and the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Amendments (SB 463) Press Release April 9, 2007. (See attachment 4 for details.)

Utility companies have to use renewable sources.

In 2004 Governor Richardson signed New Mexico’s first Renewable Portfolio Standard into law. This mandated that 5% of New Mexico’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2006, increasing to 10% by 2011. In 2007 he signed a bill that requires that at least 15 percent of an electric utility's power supply come from renewable sources by 2015 and 20 percent by 2020. Official Press Release March 5, 2007. (See attachment 5 for details.)

And I set tough standards to reduce greenhouse emissions. President Bush doesn't follow the Kyoto Treaty, but my state does.

In 2006, he issued an executive order to dramatically reduce the state of New Mexico’s greenhouse emissions and joined the Chicago Climate Exchange. Official Press Release December 28, 2006. NM follows the Kyoto Treaty in overall targets. (See attachment 6 for details.)

I can do all that as president. • The League of Conservation Voters called the Richardson plan “aggressive” and Carl Pope of the Sierra Club said, “there is one presidential candidate with enormous depth on the issue, and he's just raised the bar on all the rest” of other candidate’s plans.” http://www.lcv.org/newsroom/pressreleases/page.jsp?itemID=33471896 and http://www.sierraclub.org/carlpope/2007/05/ stepping-up-to-plate.asp (See attachment 7 for complete plan.)

Job Interviewer: But what I asked you … was if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? “I’m Bill Richardson and I approved this message.”