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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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NM is stalling on Clean Cars: Let’s get them started

NM is stalling on Clean Cars: Let's get them started
New Mexico has pledged to create Clean Cars standards to tackle the climate emergency — but the state’s timeline could delay adoption for years. So we did it for them.  ...
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Summer 2021 Outings

Summer 2021 Outings
After a 16-month hiatus, the Rio Grande Chapter will once again be offering hikes, walks and tours beginning July 5th ...
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Rio Chama, Pecos focus of privatization scheme

Rio Chama, Pecos focus of privatization scheme
Fishermen and river-running enthusiasts in New Mexico are the targets of a stealthy and well-funded campaign to bar recreational access to segments of the Rio Chama and Pecos Rivers, among others, where they cross private land. The principal battleground is the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, where five wealthy private landowners have pending applications for “certificates of non-navigability.” These certificates empower them to outlaw recreational entry to private property via the rivers. The Game Commission has postponed its ...
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Climate Coalition Petitions for Adoption of Clean Car Standard in 2021

Climate Coalition Petitions for Adoption of Clean Car Standard in 2021
A broad coalition of New Mexican citizen groups filed a petition with the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board today, asking the board to update its Advanced Clean Car Standards by the end of 2021. Updating and enforcing these rules is a critical step in resolving the climate crisis and protecting public health. The standards would limit air pollution from vehicle tailpipes and require auto manufacturers to deliver an increasing number of zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) for sale in the ...
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Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter responds to court order on leasing pause

Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter responds to court order on leasing pause
On June 16, a federal judge temporarily blocked the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal public lands pending reviewing of the Interior Department’s leasing program. The court’s preliminary injunction, which applies to Interior leasing nationwide, harms the needed transition from fossil-fuel pollution and efforts to address the climate emergency ...
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Sierra Club Outings to Resume July 5th

Sierra Club Outings to Resume July 5th
After a sixteen month hiatus, the Rio Grande Chapter will once again be offering hikes, walks and tours beginning July 5th ...
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National Trails Day – June 5

National Trails Day – June 5
Saturday, June 5th is National Trails Day! Here are some ways you can get engaged in your area ...
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Drilling pause brings hope in NM

Drilling pause brings hope in NM
By Miya King-Flaherty, Our Wild New Mexico organizer Advocates are awaiting a federal report on oil and gas leasing this summer that could set New Mexico on a path for a safer climate, more stable economy and healthier communities. Almost immediately after assuming office in January, the Biden administration issued an order to temporarily suspend new oil and gas leasing and drilling on public lands. The pause does not affect existing leases or drilling permits, and revenue from royalties will ...
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September hike with Big Brothers/Big Sisters

September hike with Big Brothers/Big Sisters
The New Mexico ICO program will be hiking on Saturday, September 18, 2021 with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Santa Fe. We plan on hiking the Grasshopper Canyon Trail near I-25 southeast of Santa Fe. We’re meeting at 9:00 and leaving at 9:15 a.m., and we should be back no later than 3:00. Those interested should contact Raymond N. Greenwell at matrng@hofstra.edu ...
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