PRC puts coal-to-clean path in doubt

PRC puts coal-to-clean path in doubt
Unexpected obstacles could derail implementation of New Mexico’s landmark clean-energy law, relief funds for coal workers and even the amount of renewable replacement in the retirement of coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.  ...
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/ Climate Change, Latest News

Press: A wildlife emergency is brewing at the border

Press: A wildlife emergency is brewing at the border
Scientists estimate the wall’s construction will impact hundreds to thousands of species of animals ...
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/ Latest News, Wildlife

Press: NM begins discussion on reusing wastewater from fracking

Press: NM begins discussion on reusing wastewater from fracking
State agencies held the first public meeting about “produced water” Tuesday in Albuquerque ...
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/ Latest News, Uncategorized, Water

November Hike with Inspiring Connections Outdoors

November Hike with Inspiring Connections Outdoors
The next outing of the New Mexico ICO program will be Saturday, Nov. 16, with Santa Fe Youth Shelters. We plan on hiking to at Galisteo Basin Preserve. We’re meeting at 8:45 and leaving at 9 a.m., and we should be back no later than 3:30. Those interested should contact Raymond N. Greenwell at matrng@hofstra.edu ...
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/ Outings

New Game Commission, old allegiances

Photo of a brown bear cub for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter website.
Hopes were high when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed a new Game Commission after eight years of wildlife policies that so often dismissed science and contradicted conservation, especially for carnivorous animals. While some welcome changes are on offer, the new Game Commission is still  composed entirely of hunters. The chair and vice chair have both already had long careers as employees of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department.  After several meetings, the allegiances of the new commission have begun ...
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/ Latest News, Wildlife

Doña Ana caves to federal agency on trapping

Doña Ana caves to federal agency on trapping
By Mary Katherine Ray Two county commissions have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Southern New Mexico. The Doña Ana County Commission voted in April to prohibit using the county’s federal range-improvement funds to pay the federal agency Wildlife Services for lethal removal of wildlife. Wildlife Services is a euphemistically named agency whose main purpose is killing wildlife, often using cruel means, from leghold traps to snares to cyanide poison bombs to aerial gunning. Wildlife Services was not ...
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/ Wildlife

Chapter endorsements for local elections

Chapter endorsements for local elections
On November 5, there are municipal elections in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces, as well as soil and water districts and several school boards. Here are the Sierra Club’s endorsements in the municipal elections and Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District ...
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/ Endorsements, Politics

Northern Group Holiday Celebration –

Come join us Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm four our annual holiday social ...
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/ Events, Northern New Mexico Group

Stop Tererro Mine Public Gathering – Santa Fe

Join us October 26 from 1pm-4pm at the Hondo 2 Fire Station ...
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/ Events, Land, Northern New Mexico Group

Fracking wastewater in our water, rivers and food?

Fracking wastewater in our water, rivers and food?
You may know that the oil & gas industry injects water underground to release oil and gas during fracking. Companies have to figure out what to do with this wastewater. Ideally, they reuse it on the oil fields instead of using fresh water. We need you to voice your concerns at public hearing throughout the state ...
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/ Land, Latest News, Water
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