This week’s outing takes you west of Socorro.
This do-it-yourself outing takes you to the northwest corner of New Mexico. Hiking and mountain biking.
As we prepare for the 2021 Legislature and the reintroduction of Roxy’s Law to prohibit traps and poisons from public land, already three dogs that have been caught in traps and a gruesome discovery of skinned coyote carcasses are indications of the toll ahead for wildlife and pets as the trapping season is underway.
Rep. Haaland has championed the environment and public lands during her tenure in Congress and has introduced legislation to make parks and monuments more welcoming by removing racist, anti-Indigenous and offensive names from public spaces. As Interior Secretary she will be uniquely positioned to build on her efforts to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with Native Tribes. Haaland would be the first Native American to hold a cabinet position.
On December 16, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously denied El Paso Electric’s request to build a 228-MW natural-gas generator, citing EPE’s failure to consider the requirements of the Energy Transition Act.
El Paso Electric’s Newman Gas Plant is a massive polluter of the air Southern New Mexicans breathe. Now, El Paso Electric wants to build another 228-megawatt fracked-gas generator at the plant, just over the Texas border from Chaparral, a New Mexico
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Sierra Club outings and in-person events have been cancelled through February 2021. While we’re all disappointed, we understand that everyone’s health and safety are most important. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and go for a hike! Our do-it-yourself outings are designed with you in mind and offer a range of difficulties and outdoor experiences. We hope you’ll climb the mountains and receive their good tidings during this challenging time.
Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Pajarito Group of the Sierra Club invite you to an upcoming program on Tuesday, December 8th: “I Am Cheo!” This short film will inspire children (and their parents) to stand up and take action to protect our living family—we are every human and all the Earth.
This is a season for celebrating all that we cherish. So, let’s cherish it a little more with a gift to the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club’s work to protect all those things. When you give $25 or more to the Chapter you’ll support that work and you’ll get a bag of TSK: Granola from Three Sisters Kitchen.