Virtual Sierra Club & Beer

Virtual Sierra Club & Beer
Join the Central NM Group on Friday, July 31 starting at 6:30pm, for our virtual Sierra Club and Beer. The featured talk is a USFWS update on the endangered silvery minnow. Bring your own beer ...
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Rio Grande Chapter responds to publication of draft NM Methane Rule 

Rio Grande Chapter responds to publication of draft NM Methane Rule 
“With the gutting of federal methane protections, we need strong state rules more than ever.  We are grateful that the Lujan Grisham administration is moving forward with safeguards and addressing the climate crisis, even while facing the urgency of the pandemic. The Trump administration leaves us utterly exposed on both fronts.  We are reviewing the state rules in detail and will engage our members to stand up for the strongest rules possible to protect public health, our communities and the ...
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Ruling reinstates Obama administration’s BLM Waste Prevention Rule

Ruling reinstates Obama administration’s BLM Waste Prevention Rule
On July 16, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California invalidated the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Obama-era Waste Prevention Rule. This ruling means that the Waste Prevention Rule goes back in effect in 90 days, and the oil and gas industry will have to comply with the Rule’s requirements to prevent waste of gas on federal lands ...
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City of Albuquerque: Resolution R-20-65

City of Albuquerque: Resolution R-20-65
The Albuquerque City Council is introducing legislation R-20-65 that would formally end the Albuquerque Police Department’s participation in the 1033 military equipment surplus program. The resolution is sponsored by Councilors Pat Davis and Lan Sena. A virtual public hearing will be held Thursday, July 16 starting at noon ...
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Anti-racism resources for Sierra Club activists

These past weeks of nationwide reckoning with racism have illustrated more clearly than ever that if we are to be advocates of climate change, we must advocate for racial equity and confront racism. Part of Sierra Club’s mission is to fight for safe and healthy communities. This also includes safety from police violence. The call for defunding the police means shifting massive spending from police practices that do not keep us safe — and specifically terrorize and target communities of color ...
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Court challenge: Feds cut out public on 40,802-acre NM oil and gas leases

Court challenge: Feds cut out public on 40,802-acre NM oil and gas leases
Moving to protect the climate, public health, and to further environmental justice, a coalition filed suit to overturn the sale of leases on nearly 41,000 acres of public land in New Mexico for oil and gas drilling. The BLM did not allow a comment period on the lease sale’s draft environmental assessment, and held only a lightning-quick, 10-day protest period. In addition, the coalition charges that for this lease sale ...
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PRC examiners include 100% renewables/storage as key replacement alternative for San Juan

PRC examiners include 100% renewables/storage as key replacement alternative for San Juan
For Immediate Release: June 24, 2020 Contact: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505.715.8388 On Wednesday, Public Regulation Commission hearing examiners presented recommendations for replacing the retiring San Juan Generating Station, including 100% renewable energy and battery storage.  The portfolio proposed by the Coalition for Clean and Affordable Energy (CCAE) locates 100% renewable energy and battery storage in the same school district as the San Juan plant, in addition to two large solar and battery projects in nearby McKinley and Rio Arriba counties.  The ...
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Racism Is Killing the Planet

Racism Is Killing the Planet
You can’t have climate change without sacrifice zones, and you can’t have sacrifice zones without disposable people, and you can't have disposable people without racism (article from the national Sierra Club magazine.) ...
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Join a Juneteenth event this weekend — online or in person

Join a Juneteenth event this weekend -- online or in person
This weekend, June 19-21, our Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter is joining the Movement for Black Lives in a Juneteenth mobilization throughout New Mexico. Please join this national and international call for racial justice, equality and an end to police brutality. Juneteenth (June 19) celebrates the day that Black communities, who remained enslaved two years after the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas, finally received the news that they were free on June 19,1865. This Juneteenth is a rare moment for all of ...
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