Central New Mexico

About the Central New Mexico Group

The Central New Mexico Group of the Rio Grande Chapter covers the middle part of the state from east to west and includes Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Valencia County and Socorro. Our volunteer leaders are active in many areas, including protecting the Albuquerque Bosque and making sure Mayor Richard Berry’s “Rio Grande Vision” doesn’t disrupt the wild character of our natural urban escape.

We also advocate for better city energy policy and volunteer for pro-­environment candidates and recently returned a pro-­environment majority to the Albuquerque City Council.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 25342
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Chair: Julie Wilt, julie@thewilts.net, 505-404-0972;
Outings: Odile de la Beaujardiere, odile@pitot.org, 505-433-4692

Latest Central New Mexico News

What You Need to Know About Sandoval County’s Oil and Gas Ordinance

For the past 18 months, Sandoval County Commission has been undergoing a process of formulating its oil and gas ordinance. The ordinance was initially pursued in November 2015 when SandRidge Energy Inc., an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company, applied for a special-use permit. Since then, citizens’ groups have organized to give formal comment, input and reports for inclusion in the ordinance to ensure protections from extractive industry impacts–including all surface impacts. The latest draft does not reflect public input.

Header photo by Seamus O'Sullivan

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