By Mona Blaber, Chapter Communications Director PNM is hitting speed bumps in its efforts to recover its costs from a nuclear-energy purchase and raise customer rates. The PNM rate case, under consideration now at the state Public Regulation Commission, contains both
By Susan Martin, Rio Grande Chapter Executive Committee The national Sierra Club’s Honors and Awards Committee notified Eric Patterson on June 25 that he was the recipient of the Club’s 2016 Special Service Award, which honors Sierra Club members for
By Eric Patterson, Water Sentinels — Rios de Taos It’s been a busy summer so far for Water Sentinels and our youth group, the Tiger-Salamanders. Here are some highlights: May 6: The Taos High School Tiger-Salamanders attended a fishing derby at
By Teresa Seamster, Northern New Mexico Group chair Norma McCallan was the Rio Grande Chapter vice chair, Outings chair, Northern New Mexico chair and the heart of our chapter. If there is one person who would echo Henry David Thoreau’s words
By Alex Renirie, Beyond Dirty Fuels organizer On May 12, the EPA finalized the first-ever national safeguards on methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. And communities across the country, particularly those living in heavily drilled areas, are celebrating this
By Rick LoBello, El Paso Group A growing number of people in El Paso are supporting a new conservation movement to protect the Castner Range area of the Franklin Mountains in northeast El Paso as a national monument. The Castner Range is
On Monday night, 36 tankers storing crude oil and wastewater exploded and burned. According to reports, approximately 10 families were evacuated. According to reports this morning, the fire has yet to be extinguished.
By Mary Katherine Ray, Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife chair Last summer, the New Mexico Game Commission adopted new rules for cougar hunting that allow cougar trapping for sport on private and state trust land. The decision makes New Mexico one of
Please contact the leader for the outing meeting location and time. July Outings July 8-11: Strenuous four-day backpack trip in the Weminuche Wilderness in Southern Colorado. This loop trip starts and ends at the 30-mile campground near the Rio Grande Reservoir.
A long-awaited piece of federal legislation, the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks Conservation Act, was introduced by U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich on June 10. This legislation would designate around 240,000 acres of the new Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument