For immediate release: January 16, 2020 Community leaders across New Mexico applauded the Oil Conservation Commission Thursday for acting to protect the state’s air and water resources from oil and gas pollution by adopting new enforcement rules under legislation adopted
In December, Congress passed an appropriations package that bans new oil and gas leasing for a year within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park until an ethnographic study for the region is completed. The Navajo Nation and pueblos will have significant control over the study, so this is a great step in the right direction.
Gila River advocates received great holiday news Dec. 20 as the Department of Interior denied a deadline extension on the Gila River diversion, cutting off access to more than $50 million in construction funding for the project that would harm New Mexico’s last wild river and divert money from local communities with critical water supply needs.
Renewables and battery storage have become cheaper than coal power, and according to a Sierra Club expert, they are now cheaper and a better option for New Mexico than gas, as well.
The upcoming week’s holidays include #OptOutside Day, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. You can participate by volunteering your time and becoming part of a long and important Sierra Club legacy of grassroots activism. The Rio Grande Chapter is volunteer-led, and that corps
Below are statements of candidates for Rio Grande Chapter Executive Committee and for Northern New Mexico Group Executive Committee. Only candidate statements for contested races are listed here: Rio Grande Chapter (three open spots): Dale Doremus I have lived and
Contact: Miya King-Flaherty, 505-301-0863, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter organizing representative Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (H.R. 2181), which would ban new leasing and drilling on
The U.S. Forest Service has released draft management plans and Environmental Impact Statements for Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests. Unfortunately, all three plans fail to protect New Mexico’s wildlands, wildlife, water, and cultural heritage. Tell the U.S. Forest Service that you want to see more recommended wilderness areas and more consideration for wildlife and the environment in the management plans; attend a meeting or submit a comment.
Wheeler questions EPA’s authority to regulate methane, putting climate, families at risk For Immediate Release: August 29, 2019. Contact: Camilla Feibelman, email@example.com, (505) 715-8388 Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed to eliminate direct regulation of methane, a dangerous
Can you imagine the future our children and grandchildren are facing? They are actively imagining it. Is it one of hope? Surprisingly, it is. And they are looking to you and me to help them.