Sierra Club Applauds Biden Climate Action on Public Lands, Waters

Sierra Club Applauds Biden Climate Action on Public Lands, Waters
As part of promised swift action on the climate, the Biden Administration is expected to announce it will pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, review existing leases and permits, and increase offshore wind renewable-energy development. Taken with the existing 60-day pause on fossil-fuel development, which includes an examination of the federal coal-leasing program, the order makes significant progress in addressing climate emissions from public lands.  ...
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We’re in the News: Pandemic’s impact can overwhelm even the best choices

We're in the News: Pandemic's impact can overwhelm even the best choices
See the Santa Fe New Mexican's Op/Ed letter to the Editor by Miya King-Flaherty ...
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Virtual Art Show: New Mexico Watercolor Society

Virtual Art Show: New Mexico Watercolor Society
Welcome to our virtual art show. This show features paintings by the New Mexico Watercolor Society ...
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HB9 Climate Solutions Act Introduced

HB9 Climate Solutions Act Introduced
Community leaders across New Mexico today applauded the introduction of the Climate Solutions Act (HB 9), highlighting its science-based approach and focus on historically disadvantaged communities. They called on state legislators to protect public health and New Mexico’s air and water resources from climate change and to accelerate a just transition to a more diversified and resilient economy built by and for everyday New Mexicans ...
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/ Climate Change, Latest News, Legislation

2021 Legislative Priorities

2021 Legislative Priorities
The 2021 New Mexico Legislative session runs from January 19 through March 20. This post contains are summaries and links for some of our top priority bills ...
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/ Latest News, Legislation

2021 Legislative Tracker

See a list of priority bills for the current session that the Rio Grande Chapter is watching ...
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Meet our Staff – Luis Guerrero

Meet our Staff – Luis Guerrero
Luis Guerrero is our new Legislative and Political Organizer with the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ...
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/ Around the Chapter

2020 – Year in Review

2020 – Year in Review
It was a tumultuous year. We had major victories and a few setbacks ...
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Will a virtual session make real progress? 

Will a virtual session make real progress? 
This is a complex moment for legislative transformation. On the one hand, New Mexicans are clearly communicating their desire for big, bold change. We demonstrated that in the elections, creating a progressive state Senate to go with our progressive House.  ...
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/ Legislation, Politics

To’hajiilee gets water, but at what price? 

To’hajiilee gets water, but at what price? 
On Nov. 19,  the Navajo Nation, Western Albuquerque Land Holdings (WAHL) and Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility announced an agreement on a pipeline easement to allow the Village of To’hajiilee to access desperately needed water.  ...
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