A mixed bag of recent court decisions are key for determining the fate of fracking and drilling in New Mexico hot spots.
What is an endangered wolf worth?
The Department of Justice revealed that public-land rancher Craig Thiessen pleaded guilty to trapping and killing an endangered Mexican wolf with a shovel. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $2,300 and sentenced to a year’s probation. How is that justice?
Volunteer Spotlight: Shannon Romeling
Meet Shannon Romeling, the newest member of our chapter Executive Committee and an active part of Water Sentinels — Rios de Taos.
First Friday Arts – August 2018
Join us Friday, August 3 at the Albuquerque office for our First Friday Arts.
Zinke Proposes More Fracking in Greater Chaco, Despite Need for More Analysis
Lease sale targets the same region as a March sale deferred due to need for more cultural review and consultation
Meet the new bus – same as the old bus
Instead of health-improving purchases such as electric school buses, the Environment Department plans to use the bulk of New Mexico’s share of VW clean-air settlement funds to replace diesel engines with … more diesel engines.
EPA rollbacks threaten New Mexicans’ health
There’s nothing funny about Pruitt’s agenda of aggressively dismantling public-health safeguards. In fact, the Journal of American Medical Association recently reported that Pruitt’s rollbacks to date will lead to 80,000 un-needed deaths over the next decade.
How did our endorsements do?
You — one person — can make a difference in a political race. New Mexico needs you — to volunteer to support the election of environmental champions endorsed by Sierra Club.
Zinke meets privately in New Mexico while public is locked outside
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in New Mexico July 25 for an unannounced, closed-door event at the Tamaya resort. The citizens who showed up to protest Interior Department actions were locked out, and not even allowed on Tamaya grounds.
A measly 10-cent fee
Los Alamos student Zoe Hemez has taken up the campaign for a bag-free Los Alamos.