The next Bosquitos get together is March 17 and is “Birding and Breakfast” at ValleNational Wildlife Refuge.
Sierra Club & (Root) Beer – Friday March 2
Join us for the March Sierra Club & Root Beer. Mark Rudd will discuss The Relationship Between the Environmental Movement and Political Power. Friday, March 2,
Inspiring Connections Outdoors Needs You!
Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth (and also adults) to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. ICO is dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities to people that would not otherwise have them, including low-income youth of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up
Lots of good news as we wave goodbye to this year’s New Mexico legislative session, which ended at noon Thursday. Here’s a recap of some of the bills you lobbied your legislators on.
Fracking Threats to the Albuquerque Basin Aquifer
Geologist Donald Phillips helped turn the tide on the outcome of the Sandoval County Commission vote to approve the Stoddard/Heil oil and gas ordinance. Donald Phillips’ presentation summarizes the general geology of Sandoval County and the risks of contaminating drinking-water aquifers from horizontal drilling and fracking.
It’s trapping season – beware
Sadly, wildlife tapping on public land is perfectly legal in New Mexico. Our Wildlife chair, Mary Katherine Ray, whose own dog just got caught in a trap, was able to release her dog it in about 30 seconds because she knows how. Read her story and learn more about this issue.
Trump and Zinke propose gutting pollution safeguard
On February 12, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a proposal to gut a key safeguard that would limit methane pollution from oil and gas drilling operations. The proposal effectively eliminates a standard put forth by the Obama administration requiring oil and gas companies operating on public lands to limit methane pollution.
Interview with Susan Martin
Here’s an interview with Susan Martin, Rio Grande Chapter political chair, with Santa Fe station KTRC and Richard Eeds. (22 minutes). Susan explains how the Sierra Club goes about researching and endorsing candidates.
Health Impact Reports from Oil & Gas Well Exposure
The Navajo Nation Health Impact Report Summary on Oil & Gas Well Exposure is an environmental epidemiological report of how oil and gas development impacts the health of those living in the neighborhood.
State Trust Lands in the West
42 million acres of western state trust lands are an important public resource. Trust land managers uphold the fiduciary purpose of these lands for the designated beneficiaries—primarily K-12 public schools—and ensure the long-term sustainability of the trust. Read the 2015 report on State Trust Lands in the West, which describes the history and current uses for State Trust Lands’ income.