New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)


Rebecca Roose

Rebecca Roose is a federal environmental policy expert who returned to New Mexico in 2019 following a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. At EPA Headquarters, Rebecca devoted over a decade to supporting EPA, states, and tribes with implementation of federal water protection programs. During her last two years at EPA, she served as Senior Advisor for Tribal Capacity Development in the American Indian Environmental Office.


Rebecca earned her law degree and natural resources law certificate from the University of New Mexico and her bachelor’s degree in Geography from Valparaiso University. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.


As Director of the Water Protection Division, Rebecca leads surface and ground water quality, drinking water protection, Superfund and water infrastructure finance programs for the State.