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Methane rules bring big climate, health wins for New Mexico

Methane rules bring big climate, health wins for New Mexico
Photo: Reporters film Earthwork’s Pete Dronkers with an infrared camera at one of the Four Corners sites that a NASA report found to be a ‘super-emitter’ of invisible methane gas. CONTACT: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505.715.8388 New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board adopts nation-leading air pollution rules for oil and gas operators Conservation, public health, and community leaders from across New Mexico applauded the Environmental Improvement Board’s April 14 preliminary approval of final ozone precursor regulations for oil and gas production and processing ...
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Sierra Club statement on President Biden barring Russian oil imports

Statement on President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports For Immediate Release: March 8, 2022 Contact: Miya King-Flaherty, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, miya.king-flaherty@sierraclub.org, (505) 301 – 0863 Oil and gas supply and revenue are weapons used by Russian oligarchs and criminals, and our dependence on oil and gas is a threat to our national security.  It is long past time to take away these weapons, which are subsidizing the war and creating the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, by ...
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May 2022 ICO hike with Big Brothers/Sisters of Santa Fe

May 2022 ICO hike with Big Brothers/Sisters of Santa Fe
The New Mexico ICO program will be hiking on Saturday, May 28, 2022 with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Santa Fe. We plan on hiking the Bayo Benches Loop in Los Alamos. We’re meeting at 8:45 and leaving at 9:00 a.m., and we should be back no later than 3:00. Those interested should contact Raymond N. Greenwell at matrng@hofstra.edu ...
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May 2022 ICO hike with Santa Fe Youth Shelters

May 2022 ICO hike with Santa Fe Youth Shelters
The New Mexico ICO program will have an outing on Saturday, May 21, 2022 with Santa Fe Youth Shelters. We plan on hiking in La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs Area west of Santa Fe. We’re meeting at 8:45 and leaving at 9 a.m., and we should be back no later than 3:00. Those interested should contact Raymond N. Greenwell at matrng@hofstra.edu ...
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Spring 2022 Outings

Spring 2022 Outings
Rio Grande Sierra Club outings for April-June 2022 ...
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Statement on President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports

Statement on President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports
Oil and gas supply and revenue are weapons used by Russian oligarchs and criminals, and our dependence on oil and gas is a threat to our national security.  It is long past time to take away these weapons, which are subsidizing the war and creating the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, by accelerating our transition to clean energy. Wind and solar energy don't fuel wars and violence.  ...
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In the news: Oil boom feeds NM budget, but environmental agencies left wanting

In the news: Oil boom feeds NM budget, but environmental agencies left wanting
Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman comments on the problems with NM's oil boom budget ...
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Environmental Priorities See Mixed Results in Legislative Session

Environmental Priorities See Mixed Results in Legislative Session
New Mexico Wild and a coalition of conservation and environmental organizations released a recap of the New Mexico legislative session. Despite the legislative session being primarily devoted to budget issues, legislators missed an opportunity to provide full funding and staffing levels for state agencies that protect New Mexico’s air, land, water and wildlife. Even with a historic surplus in state revenues and a record-setting budget of $8.5 billion, the final budget fell almost $10 million short of the governor’s executive ...
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Sierra Club wrap-up of NM legislative session 2022

Sierra Club wrap-up of NM legislative session 2022
If New Mexico’s 30-day legislative session ended at noon today with what felt like a series of big news and crashes and burns, that's in part because lawmakers introduced and New Mexicans fought for some of the strongest and most transformational climate and democracy legislation in years, compressed into a crushing timeline that has always been inadequate to suit New Mexico's needs.  ...
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Statement on PNM’s San Juan Generating Station summer plans

Statement on PNM’s San Juan Generating Station summer plans
Climate change – and the more frequent and intense heat waves it brings – is putting greater strain on our electric grid. PNM faces an added challenge during 2022’s peak-demand summer season because the pandemic and subsequent supply-chain issues have slowed construction of resources to replace the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, which is set to retire in June. Keeping San Juan running an extra three months may be necessary to keep PNM’s reserve margin high enough until replacement resources start ...
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