On Sept. 9, an early cold front stormed into New Mexico from the north, bringing record cold temperatures and freezing rain.
Doctor’s orders: Get outside
What if you were told that there’s an inexpensive way to improve your mental, emotional and physical health, increase your creativity and help you lose the pandemic 15 pounds that some of us have put on?
State approves energy-saving building codes
We can all breath a bit easier now, because New Mexico has finally updated its Energy Conservation Code. This brings New Mexico up to date with its energy code for new buildings, reducing energy use in new residential and commercial buildings by about 25 percent.
Federal policy lets big oil off cheap
With 3 million acres of public land currently leased to oil and gas companies for exploration and drilling, New Mexico is the largest producer of oil from federal lands in the country. The policies governing how these lands are managed and leased haven’t been updated for a century, and companies are getting a sweetheart deal to develop under the Trump administration’s “energy dominance” regime.
Protecting the Checkerboard
The area in and around Counselor, NM is made up of a “checkerboard” of various jurisdictions; federal, state, tribal, private, and allotment. The people most impacted by decisions – the Navajo Nation – generally are excluded from the decision-making process.
Call to action: The power of the vote
The power of the vote is a tremendous tool to shape, change, and influence the destiny of America. In the 2016 general election only about 56 percent of those eligible to vote participated. Use your superpower: VOTE.
A government for us must be built by us
Did you know? Native Americans weren’t guaranteed voting rights until 1962. This world needs to be built by and for all of us. Vote.
Santolina developer blocks tribe’s water line
The Diné (people) of Tó’hajiilee Chapter have an opportunity to get drinking-quality water to their community of approximately 2,000 families and children. We need your help to make this happen.
NM revises draft rules on oil and gas wastewater
Sierra Club and allies intervened this summer to shore up inadequate safeguards on oil and gas wastewater, or “produced water,” for reuse in drilling operations.
Nuke dump edges closer
About 20% of US electricity comes from nuclear power. The NRC wants to dump the nuclear waste from these plants in New Mexico and Texas, shipped over underfunded rail routes.