Hundreds attend meetings on reuse of fracked water

Hundreds attend meetings on reuse of fracked water
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 ... Read More

White Sands to be NM’s second national park

White Sands to be NM's second national park
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 ... Read More

Chaco appropriation passed into law

photo of chaco canyon national park entrance for sierra club article on oil drilling in nearby communities
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 ... Read More

Tell NM Environment Department: No use of fracking wastewater outside oil fields!

Tell NM Environment Department: No use of fracking wastewater outside oil fields!
You may know that drillers inject water underground to release oil and gas during fracking. The industrial waste that comes back up is called "produced water," and it is contaminated both by the chemicals that companies put into it and ... Read More