Read the Santa Fe New Mexican article, dated January 11, 2020, about a report generated by Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Methane Advisory Council.
Join us at the Roundhouse on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 8 AM – 3 PM, for Environment Da
It was a wild year. We had major victories – The Energy Transition Act – and notable losses.
The Sierra Club’s position is that not enough is known about fracking wastewater to determine if it is safe for outside use, even after it is treated. Along with high levels of salt, there are many hundreds of potential other chemicals, heavy metals, and even radionuclides in produced water. Before even considering treatment standards, we need much peer-reviewed research testing how the contents of the wastewater might impact crops, soil quality, or surface and groundwater.
The 2020 Legislative session kicks off on Jan. 21, and this year Environment Day will be on Jan. 28. As you may know, 2020 will be a short 30-day session, the purpose of which is to enact the state’s budget. This year, though, because our governor has made climate a priority, the Legislature will be hearing several clean-energy-related bills in addition to the state budget.
Since July, New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission has been questioning whether it should apply an energy law that would ease retirement costs for PNM’s San Juan coal plant, and now the commission’s staff is questioning whether PNM should be allowed to stop using the plant’s coal power at all.
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small hailed final passage of legislation to designate White Sands National Park in southern New Mexico. The provision was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which passed the Senate by a vote of 86 to 8 and was slated to be signed into law.
By John E. Wilks, Life member, activist A decision by the U.S. Air Force to permanently expand the airspace for F-16 flight training in Southern New Mexico is imminent. The Pentagon will choose one of four options in the draft environmental
Tribal governments, as well as thousands of people and more than a dozen groups representing over five million members called on the Trump administration to cancel its plan to lease nearly 15,000 acres of ancestral tribal and federal public lands in New Mexico for fracking.
Join the Central NM Group for Sierra Club and Root Beer on January 3rd to celebrate a new year and our New Mexico wilderness areas.