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A Piece of Ground on Which to Stand

A Piece of Ground on Which to Stand

Welcome to our virtual art show. This show features paintings by Dinah Norris Matchael ... Read More

PRC approves 100% solar/storage replacement for San Juan coal

For immediate release: July 29, 2020 Today, a coalition of Four Corners community and tribal organizations, conservationists, business, and social justice groups praised the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for approving a suite of renewable-energy investments, including 300 megawatts of solar and 130 megawatts of battery storage in the Central Consolidated School District, 300 megawatts of solar and 150 megawatts of battery storage in McKinley County, and 50 megawatts of solar and 20 megawatts of battery storage on Jicarilla Apache lands in Rio Arriba County. All the projects will be built in the community that will be impacted by the ... Read More

PRC examiners include 100% renewables/storage as key replacement alternative for San Juan

PRC examiners include 100% renewables/storage as key replacement alternative for San Juan

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2020 Contact: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505.715.8388 On Wednesday, Public Regulation Commission hearing examiners presented recommendations for replacing the retiring San Juan Generating Station, including 100% renewable energy and battery storage.  The portfolio proposed by the Coalition for Clean and Affordable Energy (CCAE) locates 100% renewable energy and battery storage in the same school district as the San Juan plant, in addition to two large solar and battery projects in nearby McKinley and Rio Arriba counties.  The hearing examiners recommended this option as the best for compliance with the Energy Transition Act’s emphasis on investment in the ... Read More

Grassroots challengers beat Big Oil money

Grassroots challengers beat Big Oil money

Sierra Club-endorsed candidates upset Big Oil money on Election Day Albuquerque — In Tuesday’s New Mexico primary, voters demanded candidates who will strive for justice, community and a safe climate for future generations. The Sierra Club joined an array of progressive and social-justice organizations in an unprecedented effort to support grassroots challengers to some of the most powerful elected officials in New Mexico. Chevron spent more than $700,000 on a Texas-based PAC that backed conservative incumbents, and a Republican-leaning PAC spent thousands on deceptive last-minute mailers and robocalls, but progressive challengers prevailed in most races. Despite the big spending from ... Read More

We respond: COVID-19 crisis

We respond: COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost many of us economically, physically and emotionally. We've gathered some resources ... Read More

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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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