State agencies held the first public meeting about “produced water” Tuesday in Albuquerque.
November Hike with Inspiring Connections Outdoors
The next outing of the New Mexico ICO program will be Saturday, Nov. 16, with Santa Fe Youth Shelters. We plan on hiking to at Galisteo Basin Preserve. We’re meeting at 8:45 and leaving at 9 a.m., and we should
PRC hearing to address ETA
Read our message that provides context and correction for inflammatory statements by New Energy Economy regarding the case at the Public Regulation Commission addressing PNM’s abandonment of its ownership of San Juan Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in the Farmington area.
New Game Commission, old allegiances
Hopes were high when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed a new Game Commission after eight years of wildlife policies that so often dismissed science and contradicted conservation, especially for carnivorous animals. While some welcome changes are on offer, the new Game Commission is still composed entirely of hunters. The chair and vice chair have both already had long careers as employees of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. After several meetings, the allegiances of the new commission have begun to show.
Doña Ana caves to federal agency on trapping
By Mary Katherine Ray Two county commissions have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Southern New Mexico. The Doña Ana County Commission voted in April to prohibit using the county’s federal range-improvement funds to pay the federal agency
Chapter endorsements for local elections
On November 5, there are municipal elections in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces, as well as soil and water districts and several school boards. Here are the Sierra Club’s endorsements in the municipal elections and Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District.
Northern Group Holiday Celebration –
Come join us Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm four our annual holiday social.
Stop Tererro Mine Public Gathering – Santa Fe
Join us October 26 from 1pm-4pm at the Hondo 2 Fire Station.
Fracking wastewater in our water, rivers and food?
You may know that the oil & gas industry injects water underground to release oil and gas during fracking. Companies have to figure out what to do with this wastewater. Ideally, they reuse it on the oil fields instead of using fresh water. We need you to voice your concerns at public hearing throughout the state.
Concerns about produced-water reuse
Managing the massive amount of wastewater produced by oil and gas operations has been a challenge for New Mexico that is only increasing. Some wells produce up to 10 times more wastewater than oil. The US produces more than 900 billion gallons of wastewater annually from oil and gas operations – enough to fill more than 1,000 football stadiums. This water contains fracking fluids and subsurface compounds that are released in the fracking process.