End trapping on New Mexico public land

End trapping on New Mexico public land
As we prepare for the 2021 Legislature and the reintroduction of Roxy’s Law to prohibit traps and poisons from public land, already three dogs that have been caught in traps and a gruesome discovery of skinned coyote carcasses are indications of the toll ahead for wildlife and pets as the trapping season is underway ...
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Sierra Club Praises Haaland Nomination for Department of the Interior

Sierra Club Praises Haaland Nomination for Department of the Interior
Rep. Haaland has championed the environment and public lands during her tenure in Congress and has introduced legislation to make parks and monuments more welcoming by removing racist, anti-Indigenous and offensive names from public spaces. As Interior Secretary she will be uniquely positioned to build on her efforts to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with Native Tribes. Haaland would be the first Native American to hold a cabinet position.  ...
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/ Land, Latest News, Press Release

PRC cites ETA in rejecting El Paso Electric gas expansion

PRC cites ETA in rejecting El Paso Electric gas expansion
On December 16, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously denied El Paso Electric's request to build a 228-MW natural-gas generator, citing EPE’s failure to consider the requirements of the Energy Transition Act ...
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Ask PRC to reject El Paso Electric gas expansion

Ask PRC to reject El Paso Electric gas expansion
El Paso Electric’s Newman Gas Plant is a massive polluter of the air Southern New Mexicans breathe. Now, El Paso Electric wants to build another 228-megawatt fracked-gas generator at the plant, just over the Texas border from Chaparral, a New Mexico colonia that already suffers dangerous levels of air pollution. This gas expansion would make our air even more dangerous, set back our climate efforts and discourage clean-energy development in the region for decades. The Public Regulation Commission’s hearing examiner has ...
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Pandemic Outings

Pandemic Outings
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Sierra Club outings and in-person events have been cancelled through February 2021. While we’re all disappointed, we understand that everyone's health and safety are most important. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and go for a hike! Our do-it-yourself outings are designed with you in mind and offer a range of difficulties and outdoor experiences. We hope you’ll climb the mountains and receive their good tidings during this challenging time ...
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¡Soy un Cuidoro de la Tierra!

¡Soy un Cuidoro de la Tierra!
Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Pajarito Group of the Sierra Club invite you to an upcoming program on Tuesday, December 8th: “I Am Cheo!” This short film will inspire children (and their parents) to stand up and take action to protect our living family—we are every human and all the Earth ...
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/ Events, Pajarito Group

What do you love?

What do you love?
This is a season for celebrating all that we cherish. So, let’s cherish it a little more with a gift to the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club’s work to protect all those things. When you give $25 or more to the Chapter you’ll support that work and you’ll get a bag of TSK: Granola from Three Sisters Kitchen ...
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Rio Grande Chapter Executive Committee candidate statements

Rio Grande Chapter Executive Committee candidate statements
Below are Rio Grande Chapter and regional group candidate statements for the 2020 chapter and group Executive Committee elections. If you are a member, you may click here to vote. You must be a Rio Grande Chapter member to vote. If you have a joint membership, each member may vote once.  Chapter Executive Committee (three candidates for three spots) Anita Gonzales A native New Mexican, Anita was born in Las Vegas, NM, to the Lopez family of Villanueva, NM, and ...
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/ Around the Chapter, Uncategorized

Hike of the Week: Bosque del Apache

Hike of the Week: Bosque del Apache
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Sierra Club outings and in-person events have been cancelled through February 28th, 2021. While we’re all disappointed, we understand that everyone’s health and safety are most important. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and go for a hike! Our do-it-yourself outings are designed with you in mind and offer a range of difficulties and outdoor experiences. We hope you’ll climb the mountains and receive their good tidings during this challenging time. Remember ...
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Hike of the Week: 10K Trail North

Hike of the Week: 10K Trail North
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Sierra Club outings and in-person events have been cancelled through February 28th, 2021. While we’re all disappointed, we understand that everyone’s health and safety are most important. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and go for a hike! Our do-it-yourself outings are designed with you in mind and offer a range of difficulties and outdoor experiences. We hope you’ll climb the mountains and receive their good tidings during this challenging time. Remember ...
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/ Outings