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People’s Climate Movement – September 8

People's Climate Movement - September 8

On September 8th, after months of organizing and movement-building, the Peoples Climate Movement will bring tens of thousands of people across the country into the streets, town halls, and community forums ... 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

Global Warming Express kids meet the mayors

Global Warming Express kids meet the mayors

The Global Warming Express kids met with the mayors of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces ... Read More

Copper Flat Mine hearings in September

Copper Flat Mine hearings in September

For the past eight years, a coalition of individuals and organizations has been resisting the attempt of New Mexico Copper Corporation to reopen a defunct, marginal, open-pit copper mine near Hillsboro. Water is the biggest issue – the Copper Flat Mine wants to use as much water as would support a city of 50,000 people. The New Mexico Environment Department has scheduled hearings the week of Sept. 24-28 in Truth or Consequences ... 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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