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Global Warming Express kids need your support

Global Warming Express kids need your support

Can you imagine the future our children and grandchildren are facing? They are actively imagining it.  Is it one of hope? Surprisingly, it is.
And they are looking to you and me to help them. How can you help? It’s so simple. Share your hope with them through a donation to the Global Warming Express. The GWE is Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter’s climate-action program with elementary students throughout New Mexico. In 2019, Global Warming Express students influenced legislation that will have lasting impact on the climate and our communities. They appealed to the New Mexico legislature to take climate ... Read More

Thursday in Santa Fe: NM considers trapping changes

Thursday in Santa Fe: NM considers trapping changes

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is proposing changes to state trapping rules that are inadequate to protect people and wildlife. Please attend Thursday’s meeting of the New Mexico Game Commission in Santa Fe and share your view in a two-minute comment. What: Game Commission meeting (fill out a speaker card at the door to be allowed 2 minutes of public comment)
When: Beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 Agenda here
Where: Room 317, state Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe Proposed changes by Game and Fish to trapping include: — Adopt year-round seasons for raccoons and nutria. — The vast majority of public lands in New Mexico will still ... Read More

Public hearing – methane safeguards

Public hearing - methane safeguards

Reducing the oil and gas industry's methane waste is a win-win proposition. Join us and raise your voices for common-sense safeguards in this series of public hearings ... 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

Gila named America’s Most Endangered River

Gila River, photo by Alan Stark

On April 16, American Rivers named the Gila No. 1 on the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019. New Mexico’s last free-flowing wild river, the Gila, is threatened by a diversion project that could suck the river dry. The Gila is a prime example of how climate change is impacting our rivers and water supplies and how the decisions we make will impact our communities – for better or worse – for generations to come. It’s why American Rivers is naming the Gila #1 on the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019. The proposed diversion simply doesn’t make sense ... Read More

Holtec Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal

Holtec Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal

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. More than 10,000 rail cars of high-level radioactive waste will be dumped on New Mexico if this project is approved. Opponents are concerned about the health, safety, transportation, financial, and environmental-justice aspects of storing high-level radioactive waste that would impact thousands of generations to come ... 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 action on protecting our climate, clean air, clean water, and conservation of wildlife and public lands in New Mexico and West Texas.


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