Press Releases

Community, Tribal, and Faith Leaders Protest DOI Royalty Policy Committee in Albuquerque
Community, religious, and Tribal leaders rallied in Albuquerque June 6 outside of the Interior Department’s industry-packed Royalty Policy Committee meeting to protest further attempts to reduce royalty rates for extraction of fossil fuels on public lands and the Trump Administration’s prioritization of industry voices over the public good ...
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Additional public meetings on NM nuclear dump scheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018

Growing concern across the state about the risks of a controversial proposal to store high-level radioactive waste in Southeast New Mexico has resulted in the addition of two Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meetings and an extension of the public comment period from May 29 to July 30.

The public meetings are set for Gallup and Albuquerque. In addition, the New Mexico Legislature’s Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Interim Committee will hold a meeting to address state impacts of the plan on May 18.

Holtec International wants to create a dump for supposedly “interim” storage of the nation’s deadliest high-level radioactive waste at a site between Hobbs and Carlsbad, N.M. The waste is unlikely to move ...
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Comments: NM VW Trust Fund
The Rio Grande Sierra Club submitted comments to the NM Environment Department urging them to use our share of the VW settlement to reduce NOx pollution by supporting electric vehicles ...
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SE New Mexico businesspeople voice concerns about storage site
“We don’t want it,” say local businesspeople concerned about radioactive-waste impacts of proposed SE New Mexico nuclear storage site. Read the 4/30/2018 press release ...
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Hundreds of Thousand Oppose Evisceration of BLM Methane Rule
As of midnight April 23, over 400,000 people registered overwhelming opposition to the Trump Administration's evisceration of the BLM methane rules that would have drastically cut oil and gas waste and pollution ...
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Citizens speak about risks of proposed nuclear dump in New Mexico
Holtec International has a controversial plan to store up to 100,000 tons of the nation’s most dangerous nuclear-reactor waste, for as long as 120 years, at a site between Hobbs and Carlsbad. Public hearings will be held at four locations in SE New Mexico and comments are also being accepted ...
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Millions In Taxpayer Revenues Go Up In Flames
As the sun set April 7, passersby were able to make out an image projected onto the building at 300 San Mateo, at the corner of San Mateo and Central. The image prominently featured a ticker of the value  of natural gas being wasted by industry on public and tribal lands in New Mexico, totaling more than $100 million ...
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Greater Chaco Employs “Warning” Signs to Combat Fracking
Ignored by the Bureau of Land Management, which continues to auction off their community to fracking, community members in the Greater Chaco region are taking a stand against unchecked drilling and oil and gas leasing near their homes by planting signs along U.S. 550 in Counselor, N.M. The messages read: Entering Energy Sacrifice Zone, We Are Greater Chaco, Violence Against Land is Violence Against Us, Extraction Threatens Our Health and Safety, Selloff Of Sacred Lands Dooda, and Methane Gas: Odorless Toxic in Our Air ...
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