Latest actions, outings and events

Join the Youth Climate Strike!

Join the Youth Climate Strike!

On Friday, September 20, 2019, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike from school and work across the US and around the world to demand urgent and transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis ... Read More

Forest Service failing Carson, Cibola, Santa Fe National Forests

Forest Service failing Carson, Cibola, Santa Fe National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service has released draft management plans and Environmental Impact Statements for Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests. Unfortunately, all three plans fail to protect New Mexico's wildlands, wildlife, water, and cultural heritage. Tell the U.S. Forest Service that you want to see more recommended wilderness areas and more consideration for wildlife and the environment in the management plans; attend a meeting or submit a comment ... Read More

New Mexico BLM Auctions Off More Public Land For Fracking

New Mexico BLM Auctions Off More Public Land For Fracking

On September 5, 2019, environmental advocates gathered in front of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Office in Santa Fe to protest the agency’s September 5 online auction of nearly 3,000 acres of public land in the Permian Basin of New Mexico’s Greater Carlsbad region for industrialized fracking ... Read More

New Mexicans speak out against EPA effort to erase critical climate protections

New Mexicans speak out against EPA effort to erase critical climate protections

Wheeler questions EPA’s authority to regulate methane, putting climate, families at risk For Immediate Release: August 29, 2019. Contact: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, (505) 715-8388 Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed to eliminate direct regulation of methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas, from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. In New Mexico, this would mean that 4,700 new and existing wells would no longer have to reduce their methane emissions, endangering our climate and our families’ health.  Methane is 80 times more powerful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas, but it disappears from the atmosphere much faster, giving us one ... Read More

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 ... 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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