Over 200 clean air and water advocates rallied in front of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state office in Santa Fe today to protest the December 5th and 6th online auction of over 89,000 acres of public and ancestral tribal lands, including over 44,000 acres in the Greater Chaco region, and over 40,000 near Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Tribal leaders, environmental groups, and advocates expressed growing outrage at BLM’s chronic disengagement with the public, its lack of meaningful tribal consultation, and its failure to consider the public health and environmental impacts of selling off federal and tribal lands for fracking.
At EPA’s only public hearing on the proposed methane rule rollback held in Denver last month, the overwhelming majority of speakers testified in favor of existing protections. Opponents of rolling back these commonsense protections had submitted nearly 400,000 comments urging EPA to keep them in place.
Please join the Sierra Club Southern New Mexico Group for a holiday potluck and general membership meeting at the Southwest Environmental Center at 6-8 p.m., Wednesday December 12. We will discuss our past year and what we look forward to
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The December 2018 featured artist Rickey Richardson will be showing her collage art in “Sense of Sight,” opening December 7, 6-8 pm. Rickey has a BFA from the U of Washington and an MFA from Pratt Institute. She has been
Please join the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter and the Bosque Action Team for the Big Bosque Bash and Election Celebration! This is a holiday party to celebrate our election success and our wonderful bosque. The Bash will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at the ever-hospitable Tortuga Gallery,
John Buchser is the water issues chair for the Chapter, and immediate past chapter chair. He retired in 2016 as computer system architect for the NM Office of the State Engineer. John initially got involved in the Club in the
I am a retired professor of music (violinist/symphony conductor) living in El Paso for forty-nine years now. A Sierra Club member since 1981 and dedicated backpacker, I have served as El Paso Group Chair and Rio Grande Chapter Secretary for
Opponents will rally at the BLM headquarters in Santa Fe on December 5, one day ahead of Thursday’s planned online sale that includes 46,000 acres in the culturally significant Greater Chaco region.