Some good news for 2018: The Coalition for Clean, Affordable Energy and other intervenors in December reached agreement with Southwestern Public Service supporting approval of a massive wind project that will bring at least $57 million in spending to New Mexico contractors, vendors and workers.
Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program – spring outings
Spring 2018 outings sponsored by the Rio Grande Chapter Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program. Everyone is welcome.
Trip Report – Penitente Snowshoe, March 17
From leader Larry Hughes: As expected, the Winsor trail was hard packed and actually bare in places, up to Puerto Nambe. However, from Puerto Nambe to treeline on Penitente the snowshoeing was great. We were able to follow the track Lolina
Bosquitos – April 2018
On April 14 we have an outing to learn about the Rio Grande and River Engineering with a civil/environmental engineer! This outing will be geared for ages 8 and up (although everybody is invited).
El Paso – Panel Discussion on the Border Wall
Come check out an insightful panel discussion about how the militarization of the US-Mexico border harms our communities, wildlife, and environment. Wednesday, March 21 in El Paso.
New Mexico Supreme Court upholds polluter-written Copper Rule
Rule allows pollution in New Mexico’s groundwater SANTA FE, N.M.—The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a stunning and puzzling decision in its long-awaited review of the Copper Rule. The case could set precedent for how the State of New Mexico
Greater Chaco Employs “Warning” Signs to Combat Fracking
Ignored by the Bureau of Land Management, which continues to auction off their community to fracking, community members in the Greater Chaco region are taking a stand against unchecked drilling and oil and gas leasing near their homes by planting signs along U.S. 550 in Counselor, N.M. The messages read: Entering Energy Sacrifice Zone, We Are Greater Chaco, Violence Against Land is Violence Against Us, Extraction Threatens Our Health and Safety, Selloff Of Sacred Lands Dooda, and Methane Gas: Odorless Toxic in Our Air.
#ItsNotOver — Greater Chaco advocates descend on BLM
Celebrating Lease-sale deferral, pressing for permanent protections and planning For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Santa Fe — Dozens of Greater Chaco advocates rallied in front of the Bureau of Land Management state office in Santa Fe Wednesday to claim
Our endorsements for March 6 Santa Fe city elections
Our volunteer-led Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter works to elect environmental champions who seek equity and inclusion. Our thousands of members in the Santa Fe area are part of a grassroots organization dependent on volunteers acting locally to achieve national
Greater Chaco spared from fracking auction
On Thursday, March 2, the Interior Department announced the cancellation of an oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site in northern New Mexico. The leases would have auctioned off an additional 4,434 acres in the Greater Chaco region for industrialized fracking, exposing local communities to increased pollution and threatening ancient ruins considered sacred by Indigenous Nations.