New Mexico’s Public Education Department released proposed science standards that scrubs climate change and even the age of the Earth from our schools. This is the response of the Rio Grande Sierra Club.
By John Buchser, Chapter Water chair An unplanned release of 3 million gallons of water from the Gold King Mine over its mine tailings in August 2015 caused a pulse of pollutants that turned the Animas River yellow. After mining in
Many Otero County residents breathed a sigh of relief in May when the U.S. Department of Energy withdrew its proposal to drill a 3-mile borehole in Otero Mesa to research the storage of radioactive waste.
The DOE had identified five potential sites for its test site, one in Otero County. The other possible locations were in Quay County, New Mexico, Pecos County, Texas, and two South Dakota counties.
The test would require drilling a 8.5-inch-diameter hole down 16,000 feet. If that were successful, they would attempt an 18-inch hole — also 3 miles deep. The object of drilling the larger borehole would be to determine if the hole is straight enough to accept nuclear waste canisters all the way down.
In the August 24, 2017 edition of the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations added their voices of concern over Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s lack of transparency regarding secret recommendations related to our national monuments.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday, Aug. 25, issued a report to President Trump containing recommendations on possibly shrinking recently designated national monuments. The contents of the report have not been released, though a Zinke statement indicates some protections will
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was required last year by court order to produce a new wolf-recovery plan to update the one that has been in place since 1982.
The new draft was released to the public on June 29. The new draft concedes authority to the states of New Mexico, Arizona and the country of Mexico to “determine the timing, location and circumstances of releasing wolves into the wild within their respective states.”
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
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
A round of applause to our kid-lead climate change activists in Santa Fe, Global Warming Express.
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.