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 aquifers from horizontal drilling and fracking ...
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It’s trapping season — beware

It's trapping season -- beware
Please listen to this radio report on protecting your dog and yourself from traps on public lands where you may be hiking or walking. Our Wildlife chair, Mary Katherine Ray, whose own dog just got caught in a trap, is quoted. Please take the time to follow the link in the article and learn how to free your pet from a trap. Mary Katherine did it in about 30 seconds because she knows how ...
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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 and gas companies operating on public lands to limit methane pollution ...
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Interview with Susan Martin

Interview with Susan Martin
Here's an interview with Susan Martin, Rio Grande Chapter political chair, with Santa Fe station KTRC and Richard Eeds. (22 minutes). Susan explains how the Sierra Club goes about researching and endorsing candidates ...
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/ Around the Chapter, Politics

Health Impact Reports from Oil & Gas Well Exposure

Health Impact Reports from Oil & Gas Well Exposure
The Navajo Nation Health Impact Report Summary on Oil & Gas Well Exposure is an environmental epidemiological report of how oil and gas development impacts the health of those living in the neighborhood.   ...
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/ Climate Change, Pajarito Group

State Trust Lands in the West

State Trust Lands in the West
42 million acres of western state trust lands are an important public resource. Trust land managers uphold the fiduciary purpose of these lands for the designated beneficiaries—primarily K-12 public schools—and ensure the long-term sustainability of the trust. Read the 2015 report on State Trust Lands in the West, which describes the history and current uses for State Trust Lands’  income ...
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/ Land, Pajarito Group

Global Warming Express fundraiser

Global Warming Express fundraiser
Join Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter for a fundraiser for the Global Warming Express, a kid-founded climate-action group with a science-and-civics program in schools around the state ...
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/ Central New Mexico Group, Events

How to get involved at the Roundhouse

How to get involved at the Roundhouse
Democracy doesn't end with the vote; it begins with the vote. And your vote counts! Read Senator Peter Wirth's Top 10 Tips for Citizen Advocacy at the New Mexico Legislature ...
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/ Pajarito Group, Politics

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 ...
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/ Climate Change, Latest News

Trip report – Bandelier, January 13

Trip report – Bandelier, January 13
Trip report, January 13 2018 ...
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/ Outings
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