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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

HB9 Climate Solutions Act Introduced

HB9 Climate Solutions Act Introduced
Community leaders across New Mexico today applauded the introduction of the Climate Solutions Act (HB 9), highlighting its science-based approach and focus on historically disadvantaged communities. They called on state legislators to protect public health and New Mexico’s air and water resources from climate change and to accelerate a just transition to a more diversified and resilient economy built by and for everyday New Mexicans ...
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/ Climate Change, Latest News, Legislation

2021 Legislative Priorities

2021 Legislative Priorities
The 2021 New Mexico Legislative session runs from January 19 through March 20. This post contains are summaries and links for some of our top priority bills ...
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/ Latest News, Legislation

2021 Legislative Tracker

See a list of priority bills for the current session that the Rio Grande Chapter is watching ...
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/ Latest News, Legislation

Meet our Staff – Luis Guerrero

Meet our Staff – Luis Guerrero
Luis Guerrero is our new Legislative and Political Organizer with the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ...
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/ Around the Chapter

2020 – Year in Review

2020 – Year in Review
It was a tumultuous year. We had major victories and a few setbacks ...
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/ Latest News

Will a virtual session make real progress? 

Will a virtual session make real progress? 
This is a complex moment for legislative transformation. On the one hand, New Mexicans are clearly communicating their desire for big, bold change. We demonstrated that in the elections, creating a progressive state Senate to go with our progressive House.  ...
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/ Legislation, Politics

To’hajiilee gets water, but at what price? 

To’hajiilee gets water, but at what price? 
On Nov. 19,  the Navajo Nation, Western Albuquerque Land Holdings (WAHL) and Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility announced an agreement on a pipeline easement to allow the Village of To’hajiilee to access desperately needed water.  ...
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PNM merger impacts are far-reaching

Photo of PNM's San Juan Coal Fired Generator Plant for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter website
A surprise merger, New Mexico’s biggest electric utility exiting the state’s biggest coal plant and the potential acquisition of that share by Navajo Transitional Energy Company all have big implications for Four Corners communities, Navajo Nation, ratepayers and the coal plant’s lifespan ...
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/ Climate Change, Latest News

What can Biden do? 

What can Biden do? 
If there’s any good news about the Trump administration, it must be that they were massively incompetent in pursuing the dismantlement of environmental regulation. Environmental lawyers have stopped many of these efforts, or held them up in courts, so that the new Administration can now reverse the legal positions of the Trump/Barr lawyers. Each of Trump’s actions has to be approached carefully, especially with a Supreme Court that we can presume to be hostile to environmental regulation ...
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