For Immediate Release: August 26, 2021 Photos HERE Albuquerque, N.M. — On Aug. 26, elected officials, residents from across New Mexico and groups representing nearly 300,000 members sent a letter urging U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján to
The U.S. Interior Department issued a statement on August 16 announcing that it will fight the Louisiana U.S. District Court judge’s injunction on its oil and gas leasing moratorium but comply with the judge’s order to resume federal oil and gas lease sales.
On August 17, the Chaparral Coalition for Community Health and the Environment, the Sierra Club, and Earthworks (the Community Groups) reached an agreement with El Paso Electric (EPE) that will substantially reduce air pollution in El Paso and southern New Mexico. The agreement will temporarily block new fossil fuel power plant construction while pushing EPE toward a clean energy future.
New Mexico has pledged to create Clean Cars standards to tackle the climate emergency — but the state’s timeline could delay adoption for years. So we did it for them.
On June 16, a federal judge temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal public lands pending reviewing of the Interior Department’s leasing program. The court’s preliminary injunction, which applies to Interior leasing nationwide, harms the needed transition from fossil-fuel pollution and efforts to address the climate emergency.
By Miya King-Flaherty, Our Wild New Mexico organizer Advocates are awaiting a federal report on oil and gas leasing this summer that could set New Mexico on a path for a safer climate, more stable economy and healthier communities. Almost
May 6, 2021 | News Release Today, the New Mexico Environment Department proposed new rules to limit emissions from oil and gas operations in the state by requiring companies to detect and repair leaks as well as control other pollution sources. The new rules
Camilla Feibelman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 715-8388 Santa Fe, NM — The unique 2021 legislative session produced significant environment, climate and justice legislation, all of it signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We saw legislators innovate and find ways to
Climate change is a global emergency. From dead junipers made more susceptible to bark beetles because of drought to declining reservoir levels and agricultural yields, we are feeling climate disruption now, and scientists tell us we need bold action to prevent it from getting much, much worse. Ask the governor to sign these bills for a clean-energy transition: Community solar | Sustainable Economy Task Force | Air-Quality safeguards
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