Fracking Threats to the Albuquerque Basin Aquifer

Fracking Threats to the Albuquerque Basin Aquifer
Geologist Donald Phillips helped turn the tide on the outcome of the Sandoval County Commission vote to approve the Stoddard/Heil oil and gas ordinance. Donald Phillips’ presentation summarizes the general geology of Sandoval County and the risks of contaminating drinking-water ... Read More

Trump and Zinke propose gutting pollution safeguard

photo of chaco canyon national park entrance for sierra club article on oil drilling in nearby communities
On February 12, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a proposal to gut a key safeguard that would limit methane pollution from oil and gas drilling operations. The proposal effectively eliminates a standard put forth by the Obama administration requiring oil ... Read More

PNM’s San Juan bonding bill needs improvement

PNM's San Juan bonding bill needs improvement
The Sierra Club will oppose SB47, PNM's "securitization" bill for retiring San Juan Generating Station, tomorrow in the Senate Conservation Committee. Read our analysis ... Read More

Carson National Forest jeopardizes its rivers

Carson National Forest jeopardizes its rivers
More than 100 free-flowing streams in northern New Mexico’s Carson National Forest are listed as Wild and Scenic. The Carson’s draft evaluation includes 61 river segments that were previously found eligible for designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, ... Read More
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