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New Mexico Lawmakers and Environmentalists Demand Senators Heinrich and Luján End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

New Mexico Lawmakers and Environmentalists Demand Senators Heinrich and Luján End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Nearly a month after delivering a letter to New Mexico Sens. Martin Heinrich (D) and Ben Ray Luján (D), lawmakers and environmental advocates held a press conference to demand a response from the senators and a commitment to oppose the inclusion of fossil fuel subsidies in the federal budget reconciliation package.  ...
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Current outings

September Friday, September 17: Tree Spring Trail Hike. This hike is a 3.7-mile out-and-back trail and 944 feet of elevation gain. A great hike with shade on most of the trail and a scenic view at the top—great for a food break so bring a lunch or snack. Please still be prepared with a hat and plenty of water! This is a gentle incline, smooth packed trail and easy rocky areas. We will meet at the Tree Springs Trailhead Parking ...
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Fall 2021 Outings

Fall 2021 Outings
Join us for outings, work projects and other outdoor-oriented events ...
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Virtual Art Show – Recycled Art

Virtual Art Show – Recycled Art
Join us online for a juried recycled art exhibition. Of 77 entries, 35 were chosen and are listed in order of the 6 prize winners and then alphabetical by artist. Twelve of the entries are for sale, the price included in the title. All sales benefit the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ...
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New Mexicans urge senators to repeal fossil-fuel subsidies in budget reconciliation

Fossil-fuels subsidies
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 pledge their support to end federal fossil-fuel subsidies in the upcoming Budget Reconciliation bill. Representatives from Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, and New Mexico residents hand-delivered the letter urging the Senators to prioritize eliminating fossil-fuel ...
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Broad Coalition of New Mexicans Praise Governor’s New Executive Order to Protect 30% of Lands and Waters by 2030

Broad Coalition of New Mexicans Praise Governor’s New Executive Order to Protect 30% of Lands and Waters by 2030
A broad coalition of New Mexico advocates applauded Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for announcing an executive order to protect 30% of the state’s land by 2030. The order—titled “Protecting New Mexico’s Lands, Watersheds, Wildlife, and Natural Heritage”—is a critical step to conserving the state’s treasured landscapes and biodiversity for generations to come, while bolstering our economy, expanding access to the outdoors, and increasing opportunities for hunting and fishing ...
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Rio Grande Chapter statement on Interior Department lease announcement

image of Oil and gas fields near Chaco
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 ...
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Community secures health, climate concessions on Newman 6

Community secures health, climate concessions on Newman 6
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 ...
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Report analyzes energy equity in Western states’ climate policy

Report analyzes energy equity in Western states' climate policy
A national report on Wednesday laid out a path for environmental justice in New Mexico that avoids the potential disconnects between energy equity and climate policy ...
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1,000 New Mexicans urge New Mexico to start Clean Cars rulemaking immediately 

1,000 New Mexicans urge New Mexico to start Clean Cars rulemaking immediately 
As the Environmental Improvement Board prepares to meet 7/23/21 to decide whether to approve a petition by community groups to start a rulemaking to adopt advanced Clean Cars standards in New Mexico, New Mexicans are urging them to move swiftly ...
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