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New Mexico adopts money-saving building codes

New Mexico adopts money-saving building codes

The New Mexico Construction Industries Commission voted Wednesday to adopt the most recent international building energy codes, requiring builders to design and construct new buildings with improved performance. Specifically, the state adopted the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code, with additional requirements that new buildings include infrastructure to support charging for electric vehicles in some parking spaces ... Read More

Get active in the 2024 NM legislative session

Get active in the 2024 NM legislative session

The 2024 New Mexico legislative session is upon us, and as ever, our air, climate, land, water, wildlife, families and communities require our action. You have been an important grassroots environmental lobbyist and we so appreciate your participation, work and support. Please take some time to fill out the survey to indicate where and how you'd like to participate during the session and the lead up to it ... Read More

New Mexico Adopts Clean Cars

New Mexico Adopts Clean Cars

After four days of hearings and dozens of hours of testimony and public comments, New Mexico adopted Clean Cars II standards through 2032, as well as Clean Trucks and Heavy-Duty Omnibus Standards on November 16. Starting in model year 2027, automakers must ensure that 43 percent of the new vehicles they sell in New Mexico are zero-emission vehicles (electric or plug-in hybrid) ... Read More

2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review

2023 started and ended with Asha, the wandering Mexican gray wolf. In between was the legislative session. disagreements over implementation of the Energy Transition Act, regulating methane pollution, fall elections and clean cars and trucks. Join us for a look back ... Read More

Winter 2024 Outings

Winter 2024 Outings

Winter 2024 outings for the Rio Grande Sierra Club Chapter, including bike tours, snowshoeing and zero-waste tours ... Read More

PRC hearing examiner recommends nixing some customer costs for Four Corners coal plant

PRC hearing examiner recommends nixing some customer costs for Four Corners coal plant

Hearing examiners found that PNM's reinvestment in Four Corners Power Plant was "imprudent" and that the utility's cost recovery through customer rates should be reduced. Sierra Club attorneys and experts argued that PNM made critical errors when deciding to renew its stake in the aging coal plant ... 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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