Latest actions, outings and events

 New Mexicans testify in Denver against gutting of EPA methane safeguards

 New Mexicans testify in Denver against gutting of EPA methane safeguards

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, starting at 8 a.m. Mountain, an array of New Mexicans are testifying at a public hearing in Denver, speaking out against the Trump administration’s plan to gut EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for oil and gas facilities.  Their testimony will be live-streamed at www.facebook.com/NMSierraClub/.  ... Read More

Don’t let NM double drilling density

Don't let NM double drilling density

We need your help! Please attend the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission Hearing on Monday, Nov. 19 in Santa Fe to oppose a rule change that would allow natural-gas companies to drill twice the wells in the same space in New Mexico ... Read More

NM environmental champs win big!

NM environmental champs win big!

WOW! With the stunning victory for Xochitl Torres Small, the results are in, and your votes and volunteering helped environmental champions win nearly every race the Sierra Club endorsed in New Mexico! ... Read More

Zinke Proposes More Fracking in Greater Chaco, Despite Need for More Analysis

Zinke Proposes More Fracking in Greater Chaco, Despite Need for More Analysis

Lease sale targets the same region as a March sale deferred due to need for more cultural review and consultation ... Read More

Holtec Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal

Holtec Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal

Holtec International has a controversial plan to store up to 100,000 tons of the nation’s most dangerous nuclear-reactor waste, for as long as 120 years, at a site between Hobbs and Carlsbad. More than 10,000 rail cars of high-level radioactive waste will be dumped on New Mexico if this project is approved. Opponents are concerned about the health, safety, transportation, financial, and environmental-justice aspects of storing high-level radioactive waste that would impact thousands of generations to come ... Read More

Looking back at 55 years of the Rio Grande Chapter

Looking back at 55 years of the Rio Grande Chapter

2018 is our 55th anniversary. Throughout the year, in the Sierran and on our website, we'll be looking back at some of the events, issues, victories and struggles that shaped New Mexico and El Paso ... Read More

Rio Grande Chapter

The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club is a volunteer-led organization representing  more than 10,000 members in New Mexico and West Texas. Our mission to is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, and we prioritize action on protecting our climate, clean air, clean water, and conservation of wildlife and public lands in New Mexico and West Texas.


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