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NM community leaders applaud Oil Conservation Commission for adopting oil and gas enforcement rules

NM community leaders applaud Oil Conservation Commission for adopting oil and gas enforcement rules

Community leaders across New Mexico applauded the Oil Conservation Commission for acting to protect the state’s air and water resources from oil and gas pollution by adopting new enforcement rules under legislation adopted in the 2019 session ... Read More

Environment Day at the Roundhouse – January 28

Environment Day at the Roundhouse - January 28

Join us at the Roundhouse on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 8 AM – 3 PM, for Environment Da ... Read More

2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

It was a wild year. We had major victories – The Energy Transition Act – and notable losses ... Read More

Legislature 2020: Much to accomplish in not much time

Legislature 2020: Much to accomplish in not much time

The 2020 Legislative session kicks off on Jan. 21, and this year Environment Day will be on Jan. 28. As you may know, 2020 will be a short 30-day session, the purpose of which is to enact the state’s budget. This year, though, because our governor has made climate a priority, the Legislature will be hearing several clean-energy-related bills in addition to the state budget ... Read More

Chaco appropriation passed into law

photo of chaco canyon national park entrance for sierra club article on oil drilling in nearby communities

In December, Congress passed an appropriations package that bans new oil and gas leasing for a year within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park until an ethnographic study for the region is completed. The Navajo Nation and pueblos will have significant control over the study, so this is a great step in the right direction ... Read More

Funding denial is key victory for Gila River

Funding denial is key victory for Gila River

Gila River advocates received great holiday news Dec. 20 as the Department of Interior denied a deadline extension on the Gila River diversion, cutting off access to more than $50 million in construction funding for the project that would harm New Mexico’s last wild river and divert money from local communities with critical water supply needs ... Read More

Sierra Club expert: Renewables are best option to replace San Juan coal

Sierra Club expert: Renewables are best option to replace San Juan coal

Renewables and battery storage have become cheaper than coal power, and according to a Sierra Club expert, they are now cheaper and a better option for New Mexico than gas, as well ... Read More

Notes from PRC public hearing

Notes from PRC public hearing

Some of you may have listened to the testimony and cross examination that took place last week at the PRC related to the San Juan plant closure and tried to make heads or tails of what is being said. Here's some background and interpretation ... Read More

Sierra Club response to Governor’s Climate Task Force Report

Sierra Club response to Governor’s Climate Task Force Report

On November 21, 2019, the New Mexico Interagency Climate Change Task Force submitted a report to the governor, putting on full display our climate-conscious path forward as a state ... 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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