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144,377 New Mexicans, including 38,749 children, Threatened by Oil and Gas Industry Air Pollution

144,377 New Mexicans, including 38,749 children, Threatened by Oil and Gas Industry Air Pollution
A new geospatial analysis released by Earthworks today shows 144,377 New Mexicans including 38,749 children, reside near or attend schools or daycares within a ½ mile threat radius of active oil and gas operations. In the San Juan Basin nearly 80% of the population lives within this radius. In the NM Permian Basin the map shows a nearly 40% increase in Lea County alone of people living within the threat radius since 2017 ...
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Community groups, NM Gas settle on hydrogen, rate proposal

Photo of gas flare by Varodrig
Utility agrees to drop hydrogen-blending pilot, cut proposed rate increase in half, advocate for legislation enabling low-income utility rates For immediate release: May 23, 2022 On Friday, Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy, Western Resource Advocates, PRC staff, the New Mexico attorney general, New Mexico Affordable Reliable Energy Alliance, New Energy Economy, and Incorporated County of Los Alamos reached an agreement with New Mexico Gas Company on its rate case, which had included plans to charge customers for a pilot to ...
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Become a Citizen Scientist

Free water quality sampling training - Taos; Saturday, May 14, 10am-noon at Fred Baca Park. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, Amigos Bravos and other organizations ...
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Zero Fares

Zero Fares
The Zero Fares Albuquerque program opens doors for more people to use public transit and rely less on their vehicles to commute throughout the city. From a racial and social justice perspective, it provides more fair and equitable access to low income families and individuals to be able to get to their jobs, school, and any other daily activity they may have. It is a win-win situation for all! ...
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/ Central New Mexico Group

Climate change and Albuquerque’s drinking water

Climate change and Albuquerque's drinking water
By the 1990s, it was apparent that Albuquerque and Bernalillo County did not sit over a water supply the size of Lake Michigan as previously thought. The Albuquerque Basin Aquifer was being depleted faster than it was able to recharge. River diversions were necessary to protect and maintain the longevity of the aquifer ...
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Coalition delivers 80K comments to Bureau of Land Management to “Truly Honor Chaco” 

Coalition delivers 80K comments to Bureau of Land Management to “Truly Honor Chaco” 
Commenters demand more meaningful protections for Greater Chaco and greater involvement of impacted communities For Immediate Release: May 6, 2022 (Photos) Santa Fe, NM – Today, the Greater Chaco Coalition/Frack Off Chaco, composed of environmental justice advocates, Indigenous grassroots organizations, tribal community leaders, and members of the public, rallied and delivered nearly 80,000 comments to the Bureau of Land Management demanding greater protections for the Greater Chaco Landscape and surrounding communities from expanded oil and gas activities. Today’s rally coincided ...
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Court provides big stream-access victory

Court provides big stream-access victory
New Mexico conservation groups won a victory for public access to streams and rivers with a March ruling by the state Supreme Court.  ...
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/ Land, Latest News, Water

PNM stalls customer savings

PNM stalls customer savings
PNM is planning to keep charging customers for San Juan Generating Station long after the polluting coal plant has stopped providing power to our homes.  ...
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/ Climate Change, Latest News

NM proposes adoption of EV rules

NM proposes adoption of EV rules
In May, New Mexico’s Environmental Improvement Board considers Advanced Clean Cars standards that would require automakers to offer and sell increasing numbers of zero-emission vehicles, like electric vehicles, in New Mexico. If the board approves the proposal from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Environment Department, New Mexicans will see many more clean cars in dealerships and on the road, and residents will breathe dramatically healthier air ...
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Community efforts kill NM hydrogen subsidies (for now)

Community efforts kill NM hydrogen subsidies (for now)
The oil and gas industry continues to push for dangerous methane-fueled “blue” hydrogen, but New Mexicans showed up in force at the 2022 legislative session to quash numerous bills offering public funds for private hydrogen schemes masquerading as solutions.  ...
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/ Climate Change, Latest News