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Landmark Energy Transition Act passes NM Legislature!

Landmark Energy Transition Act passes NM Legislature!

On Tuesday March 12, the New Mexico State House passed SB489, the Energy Transition Act, sending this landmark legislation to Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s office. Nearly 1,000 New Mexico Sierra Club supporters contacted their legislators in support of this life-saving and economy-fueling legislation ... Read More

Understanding the Energy Transition Act

Understanding the Energy Transition Act

The Sierra Club's Rio Grande Chapter stands in strong support of SB489. This bill will be heard in the Senate Corporations Committee at the Roundhouse Saturday 3/9 morning at 9am in Room 322. Join us in a webinar on Wednesday to understand this bill ... Read More

National Sierra Club Elections are Underway – VOTE!

National Sierra Club Elections are Underway - VOTE!

A Democratic Sierra Club Demands Grassroots Participation The annual election for the Club’s Board of Directors is now underway. Those eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot in early March. This will include information on the candidates and where you can find additional information on the Club’s web site. Your participation is critical for a Strong Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is a democratically structured organization at all levels. The Club requires the regular flow of views on ... Read More

Rio Grande Chapter year in review

Rio Grande Chapter year in review

It was a busy year for the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club - outings, rallies, politics and environmental issues ... Read More

Ready for the Roundhouse? Renewables, coyotes highlight 2019 NM legislation

Ready for the Roundhouse? Renewables, coyotes highlight 2019 NM legislation

As we look toward the 2019 legislative session, one topic you’ll hear a lot about is the so-called “rocket docket,” a suite of state bills that passed within the last two years, only to be vetoed by Gov. Martinez. Our priorities this session include increasing the renewable energy portfolio standard and ending cruel treatment of wildlife ... Read More

Sierra Club responds to land commissioner’s ban on killing contests

Sierra Club responds to land commissioner’s ban on killing contests

Garcia Richard’s decision is a victory for sound wildlife management For immediate release: Jan. 10, 2019   Contact: Mary Katherine Ray, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife chair, 575-772-5655, mkrscrim@gmail.com On Thursday, New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard announced a ban on cruel coyote-killing contests on the 9.5 million acres of state trust land. The ban also applies to other non-protected species. “We applaud Land Commissioner Garcia Richard’s announcement prohibiting the competitive killing of our state’s wildlife on state trust land,” said Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife Chair Mary Katherine Ray. “These organized wildlife massacres do not meet any ... 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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