Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife to fix its plan for wolf recovery

Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife to fix its plan for wolf recovery
In 2015, a federal court ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rewrite its recovery plan for endangered Mexican gray wolves because the existing plan was inadequate to ensure wolf survival.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife is taking public comment now, and this is your chance to urge the agency to follow the law and write a rule that uses the best available science to insure wolf survival and recovery in the wild.  Please go to this link to submit ...
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Special Budget Letter

Special Budget Letter
The New Mexico State Legislature will meet on June 18th for a special session.  A coalition of environmental groups drafted the following letter to legislators asking them to ensure environmental group agency budgets especially in support of their mission to protect public health ...
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Our hearts are heavy

Our hearts are heavy
Our hearts are heavy with the deep grief and pain that our Black and Brown families, friends, partners, and communities continue to experience in this country as a result of systemic racism and police brutality.. Sierra Club is on an ongoing journey to become better allies and accomplices in the movement toward anti-racism ...
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/ Justice, Latest News

Environmental Groups Stand in Solidarity with Movement for Black Lives Demands

Environmental Groups Stand in Solidarity with Movement for Black Lives Demands
We stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and endorse the following demands and the M4BL week of action ...
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Grassroots challengers beat Big Oil money

Grassroots challengers beat Big Oil money
Sierra Club-endorsed candidates upset Big Oil money on Election Day Albuquerque — In Tuesday’s New Mexico primary, voters demanded candidates who will strive for justice, community and a safe climate for future generations. The Sierra Club joined an array of progressive and social-justice organizations in an unprecedented effort to support grassroots challengers to some of the most powerful elected officials in New Mexico. Chevron spent more than $700,000 on a Texas-based PAC that backed conservative incumbents, and a Republican-leaning PAC ...
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How many potential superfund sites can Pecos River Canyon sustain?

How many potential superfund sites can Pecos River Canyon sustain?
The entire Pecos River system of watersheds, river, tributaries and floodplain could be re-contaminated due to a recent application by the Australian based New World Cobalt Mining Company that has a small limited liability group, Comexico, LLC, filing for exploratory rights in the old Tererro Mine area ...
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N.M. Senate District 38: Sierra Club endorses Carrie Hamblen

N.M. Senate District 38: Sierra Club endorses Carrie Hamblen
June 2 New Mexico Democratic primary District 38 (Las Cruces and south Doña Ana County): Carrie Hamblen The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter is proud to endorse our friend and community leader Carrie Hamblen for the Senate District 38 Democratic nomination. As president of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, Carrie helped lead efforts to win Organ Mountains Desert Peaks designation as a National Monument. She has served Southern New Mexico as morning news anchor and operations manager at ...
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Endorsements in contested 2020 NM primary races

In these difficult times, elections may understandably not be the first thing on everybody’s mind. However, as we have recently observed, good leadership matters a great deal. View our list of vetted candidates for the NM House and Senate, and two county commissioner races ...
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/ Elections

PRC approves job-creating, low-cost renewable/storage projects

PRC approves job-creating, low-cost renewable/storage projects
On May 13, the PRC approved two renewable projects to serve El Paso Electric’s New Mexico and Texas customers. The 100-MW solar Hecate project will be built in Santa Teresa, N.M., and the Buena Vista hybrid project, which has 100 MW of solar plus 50 MW of battery, will be built in Otero County.  ...
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/ Climate Change, Press Release

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Paid for by The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club Political Action Committee and Rio Grande Sierra Club Healthy Communities.  Not authorized by any campaign or campaign committee. For 2020 New Mexico primary contested elections only. For details on all these candidates, see this post. United States House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District: Teresa Leger Fernandez For details on this candidate, see this post. New Mexico House of Representatives District 13 – Rep. Patricia Roybal-Caballero
District 14 – Rep ...
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