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Greater Chaco Coalition Responds to DOI Virtual Forum on Federal Oil and Gas Leasing 

Greater Chaco Coalition Responds to DOI Virtual Forum on Federal Oil and Gas Leasing 
In response to The Department of the Interior virtual public forum the Greater Chaco Coalition, a collaborative effort between over 200 Indigenous community leaders and groups, environmental justice advocates, and environmental groups representing thousands of New Mexicans and millions of Americans issued a public statement that the oil and gas leasing program must be fundamentally reformed ...
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/ Climate Change, Press Release

A Post-Legislative Balm

A Post-Legislative Balm
Join us on April 8 for a conversation and reading with journalist and author Laura Paskus and poet and author Michelle Otero ...
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/ Events

Statements on Congressional Review Act resolution for methane safeguards

Statements on Congressional Review Act resolution for methane safeguards
On March 25, Senators Heinrich, King, and Markey and Majority Leader Schumer introduced a resolution in the Senate and U.S. Reps. DeGette, Peters, and Lamb introduced a resolution in the House that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency's 2016 methane pollution safeguards ...
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/ Climate Change, Press Release

Wins and losses for climate justice, lands and wildlife

For immediate release: March 20, 2021.   Contact: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, (505) 715-8388 Santa Fe, NM — As this historic legislative session draws to a close, the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter issued the following statement: “This legislative session was defined by its highs and lows. Zoom offered unprecedented opportunities to speak out from home, but members of the public were too often refused the ability to comment or raise their voice, in some Senate committees in particular,” said Camilla Feibelman, ...
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/ Legislation, Uncategorized

Environmental community praises budget increases for  NMED, EMNRD, outdoor recreation

Environmental community praises budget increases for  NMED, EMNRD, outdoor recreation
A coalition of environmental organizations praised efforts by the state legislature to increase funding levels for key agencies like the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), including the State Parks Division, and the Office of Outdoor Recreation ...
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/ Legislation, Press Release

Let’s build a clean-energy economy in New Mexico

Let's build a clean-energy economy in New Mexico
Climate change is a global emergency. From dead junipers made more susceptible to bark beetles because of drought to declining reservoir levels and agricultural yields, we are feeling climate disruption now, and scientists tell us we need bold action to prevent it from getting much, much worse. Ask the governor to sign these bills for a clean-energy transition: Community solar  |  Sustainable Economy Task Force  |  Air-Quality safeguards ...
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Sierra Club Welcomes Haaland as Secretary of the Interior 

Sierra Club Welcomes Haaland as Secretary of the Interior 
The Senate confirmed Deb Haaland on March 15 to lead the Department of the Interior. Haaland is the first Native American to hold a cabinet position.  ...
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Sierra Club Applauds Biden Climate Action on Public Lands, Waters

Sierra Club Applauds Biden Climate Action on Public Lands, Waters
As part of promised swift action on the climate, the Biden Administration is expected to announce it will pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, review existing leases and permits, and increase offshore wind renewable-energy development. Taken with the existing 60-day pause on fossil-fuel development, which includes an examination of the federal coal-leasing program, the order makes significant progress in addressing climate emissions from public lands.  ...
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/ Press Release

We’re in the News: Pandemic’s impact can overwhelm even the best choices

We're in the News: Pandemic's impact can overwhelm even the best choices
See the Santa Fe New Mexican's Op/Ed letter to the Editor by Miya King-Flaherty ...
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/ Latest News

Virtual Art Show: New Mexico Watercolor Society

Virtual Art Show: New Mexico Watercolor Society
Welcome to our virtual art show. This show features paintings by the New Mexico Watercolor Society ...
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/ Central New Mexico Group