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350 Santa Fe November Monthly Public Meeting
November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am MST
Our Progress and Plans
Join us at 10:00 am November 13 to learn more about our teams’ progress and plans.
Invited Talk: Taking on climate change: reducing methane emissions in New Mexico
Tannis will discuss the two rulemakings that have taken place this year in New Mexico to reduce emissions of methane – a potent greenhouse gas — from oil and gas operations.
Tannis joined Western Environmental Law Center in 2020 and is a senior attorney. She focuses on moving New Mexico away from its overreliance on oil and gas, and toward clean energy sources. Previously, Tannis was engaged in environmental protection work for the state of New Mexico for almost 20 years, with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and as Deputy General Counsel for the New Mexico Environmental Department, with a focus on water quality protection. She was the 2016 recipient of the Karl Souder Water Protection Award from the New Mexico Environmental Law Center for her work on copper mines. Prior to joining WELC, Tannis served as U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s speechwriter for four years during the Trump administration. Tannis graduated from Williams College with a major in economics, graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Tannis works from WELC’s Santa Fe office.