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Endorsements for 2021 Local Elections

Endorsements for 2021 Local Elections

Election day is November 2, and in odd-numbered years like this, we vote on non-partisan elections, which include municipal and certain other local elections. The Rio Grande Chapter has endorsed mayoral and city council candidates in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. In addition, the Chapter has endorsed candidates for the Boards of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, which do great conservation work at the local level. Finally, we have endorsed candidates for the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Directors, which is ground zero for equity issues and climate education. Read about the endorsements here, and please vote! ... Read More

NM groups to lawmakers: Fossil-fueled hydrogen a climate threat, not a solution

NM groups to lawmakers:  Fossil-fueled hydrogen a climate threat, not a solution

A coalition of New Mexico community, environmental, and justice organizations warned state and federal lawmakers of the risks of diving head-first into fossil-fueled hydrogen projects. The groups’ letter provides guidance on the context and safeguards that must be enacted before hydrogen projects are considered in the San Juan Basin, and in New Mexico generally. The oil and gas industry has lobbied for billions in taxpayer funds for hydrogen in the coming federal infrastructure bill, and states, including New Mexico, are scrambling to win those funds for “hydrogen hubs.” But hydrogen derived from fossil gas presents significant climate and health dangers, ... Read More

Fall 2021 Outings

Fall 2021 Outings

Join us for outings, work projects and other outdoor-oriented events ... Read More

Virtual Art Show – Recycled Art

Virtual Art Show – Recycled Art

Join us online for a juried recycled art exhibition. Of 77 entries, 35 were chosen and are listed in order of the 6 prize winners and then alphabetical by artist. Twelve of the entries are for sale, the price included in the title. All sales benefit the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ... Read More

Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter responds to court order on leasing pause

Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter responds to court order on leasing pause

On June 16, a federal judge temporarily blocked the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal public lands pending reviewing of the Interior Department’s leasing program. The court’s preliminary injunction, which applies to Interior leasing nationwide, harms the needed transition from fossil-fuel pollution and efforts to address the climate emergency ... 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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