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Citizens speak about risks of proposed nuclear dump in New Mexico

Citizens speak about risks of proposed nuclear dump in New Mexico

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. Public hearings will be held at four locations in SE New Mexico and comments are also being accepted ... Read More

Outings Leader Training – Spring 2018

Outings Leader Training - Spring 2018

New Sierra Club outings leaders are required to complete basic leader training. We will be offering two training opportunities; one in April and one in May. Both will be held at our Albuquerque office ... Read More

Spring 2018 Outings

Spring 2018 Outings

Outings for the New Mexico chapter of the Sierra Club, Spring 2018 ... Read More

Your help needed to protect methane reductions

Your help needed to protect methane reductions

By Camilla Feibelman, Rio Grande Chapter director You’ve read it here more than once. Oil and gas operations throughout the state are wasting natural gas they extract from our public lands. Methane — the key component of natural gas that also happens to be a powerful greenhouse gas — is leaked, vented or flared throughout the oil and gas drilling, transport and storage processes. As part of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Obama Administration passed rules at the EPA and BLM that would slow this waste, protect health, reduce climate change and brought more royalties into the state treasury. That ... Read More

It’s trapping season – beware

It's trapping season – beware

Sadly, wildlife tapping on public land is perfectly legal in New Mexico. Our Wildlife chair, Mary Katherine Ray, whose own dog just got caught in a trap, was able to release her dog it in about 30 seconds because she knows how. Read her story and learn more about this issue ... 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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