Sierra Club weighs in on proposed science standards

There was a lot of interest after we issued a press release criticizing the Public Education Department’s draft science standards. Here are some examples of news articles:

Santa Fe Reporter – The Same, But Different

KOB Channel 4 – Science teaching guidelines trigger criticism in New Mexico

Associated Press – Science Teaching Guidelines Trigger Criticism in New Mexico 

Image from Idaho National Lab via Flickr 

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In the News: Interior’s review of monuments complete, but details kept secret
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 ...
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Photo of PNM's San Juan Coal Fired Generator Plant for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter website
For immediate release: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Contact: Camilla Feibelman, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter director, 505-715-8388, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org

On Thursday, Public Service Company of New Mexico announced that an analysis of San Juan Generating Station in Waterflow, N.M., found that the coal-fired power plant will no longer be economically viable after 2022, when the plant’s coal contract and ownership agreements expire.

This result will almost certainly expedite PNM’s transition from the plant to other sources of power. This latest development comes just a few years after PNM, the state of New Mexico, and other parties agreed on a plan to close two of the plant’s four coal units by December 2017.

It is critical for the owners of San ...
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