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Chapter elections – online ballot

Chapter elections - online ballot

The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club has executive committees at the state and local levels. ExComm members are responsible for determining priorities and actions. Please take the time to select the candidates to represent you ... Read More

Key protection for Greater Chaco passes U.S. House

Key protection for Greater Chaco passes U.S. House

Contact: Miya King-Flaherty, 505-301-0863, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter organizing representative Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (H.R. 2181), which would ban new leasing and drilling on federal lands within a 10-mile buffer zone surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.  Industrialized fracking in Greater Chaco, within the 10-mile buffer zone and beyond, is a threat not only to treasured sacred and archaeological sites, but also to the health and safety of communities throughout the Greater Chaco region.  The bill also acknowledges the need for additional health studies ... Read More

US moves back, NM forward on methane

US moves back, NM forward on methane

The public has until November 25 to submit comments about rollbacks that eliminate the direct regulation of methane. In New Mexico, this would mean that 4,700 new and existing oil and gas wells would no longer have to reduce their methane emissions, endangering our climate and our families’ health.  ... Read More

New newsletter posted!

New newsletter posted!

The October/November/December 2019 issue of the Rio Grande Sierran has been posted on our website. And if you're not member yet, help support the newsletter and our conservation efforts. Memberships start at just $15 ... Read More

Support the Preservation of New Mexico!

Support the Preservation of New Mexico!

Enjoy our southwest natural heritage every day! Hang one of these sublime photos by photographer Jan Bartelstone in your office or home. For a $150 donation to the Rio Grande Chapter, you can choose one of these 6 musuem quality, exclusive limited edition prints ... Read More

Rio Grande Chapter

The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club is a volunteer-led organization representing  more than 10,000 members in New Mexico and West Texas. Our mission to is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, and we prioritize protecting our climate, air, water, wildlife and public lands in New Mexico and West Texas.


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