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Sandoval County oil and gas ordinance

Should Northwest Sandoval County families have weaker oil and gas safeguards than Rio Rancho residents? That’s what is proposed in a draft ordinance being considered by the county. Several drafts were never made public, but in mid-June a draft oil and gas… Read more >

Santolina’s water use is a ticking time bomb

By Norm Gaume / Former Albuquerque Water Resources Manager Published in the Albuquerque Journal, Monday, June 5th, 2017 The Bernalillo County Planning Commission will soon decide whether it will ignore and jeopardize the region’s water supply as it considers the… Read more >

Global Warming Express

A round of applause to our kid-lead climate change activists in Santa Fe, Global Warming Express.

NM Groups Glad Methane-Waste Rule is Safe, for Now

Albuquerque, NM – Last week, with three Republicans siding with Democrats, the U.S. Senate narrowly halted a bid to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s natural-gas waste rule. But that doesn’t mean the rule’s fate has been decided. Comments from Mona Blaber (BLAY-ber), communications coordinator, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter.

Sierra Club statement on PNM early coal exit

Photo of PNM's San Juan Coal Fired Generator Plant for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter website

For immediate release: April 21, 2017 In response to PNM’s proposal to eliminate coal from its energy portfolio by 2031, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman released the following statement: “PNM’s announcement that early retirement of San Juan… Read more >

Seeking student Water Sentinels

By Eric Patterson Water Sentinels — Rios de Taos has been awarded a grant to encourage student participation in water-monitoring activities and the general environmental activities of Sierra Club. We will continue to work with Taos High School students —… Read more >

EPA protects us; let’s protect it

By Denise Fort, Chapter Energy chair President Donald Trump’s budget represents an unprecedented attack on the agencies that protect our environment, and, perhaps more ominously, on science. We need to communicate to everyone — the media, elected officials, civic groups,… Read more >

Hope for slashing methane waste

By Camilla Feibelman,  Chapter director Common-sense, climate-protecting methane rules have been targeted as the next victim of an obscure tool that President Trump and congressional Republicans have used to revoke stream protections and other air and water safeguards. But the… Read more >

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