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Summer 2022 Outings

Summer 2022 Outings
Rio Grande Sierra Club outings for July-September 2022 ...
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Rio Grande Chapter working to protect Caja del Rio. 

Rio Grande Chapter working to protect Caja del Rio. 
The 107,068 acres on this plateau known as Caja del Rio are managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. These are sacred lands for the area’s pueblos. Join us in the fight to protect and preserve access to Public Lands in New Mexico! ...
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The Permian Basin Climate Justice Coalition condemns the Biden Administration’s June Lease Sale

The Permian Basin Climate Justice Coalition condemns the Biden Administration’s June Lease Sale
This lease sale symbolizes the Biden administration’s broken promise to tackle the climate crisis and address the environmental injustices that disproportionately impact Immigrant, Black, and Indigenous communities. It’s long past time for our federal government to phase out oil and gas fracking and to prioritize our climate, environment, and public health above a profiteering industry that got us into the climate crisis in the first place. It’s  imperative that the federal government end leasing on public lands if the Biden ...
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PRC orders rate credit to reflect savings of closing coal plant

PRC orders rate credit to reflect savings of closing coal plant
Commisison requires PNM to credit customers and issue community funds as soon as San Juan plant closes The Public Regulation Commission voted 5-0 on June 29 that PNM violated the Energy Transition Act, agreeing with environmental and consumer groups that PNM should not keep charging customers for San Juan Generating Station expenses long after the plant is closed. The commission also required PNM to issue the community and worker funding that would be generated by the Energy Transition bonds as ...
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Albuquerque extends free bus fares

Albuquerque extends free bus fares
The Albuquerque City Council voted 7-2 to keep city public transit free through June 2023. Zero Fares has a profound positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people in Albuquerque ...
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Sierra Club raises nearly $25,000 for Las Vegas Community Fund, Wildfire Victims

Sierra Club raises nearly $25,000 for Las Vegas Community Fund, Wildfire Victims
In response to the fires that have ravaged New Mexico, the Sierra Club nationally raised over $25,000 from member donations to benefit the Las Vegas Community Fund ...
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“They say memories don’t burn”

"They say memories don't burn"
Anita Gonzales, a Las Vegas resident and Rio Grande Chapter board member, wrote this account for a national Sierra Club email to raise funds for community members impacted by New Mexico’s devastating fires. You can donate to the Las Vegas Community Foundation’s fire-relief fund here. As I write this on May 19, 2022, today is Day 44 of the largest fire in New Mexico history. The Hermits Peak Fire began on April 6 with a prescribed burn and combined with ...
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June 2022 ICO hike with Santa Fe Youth Shelters-POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 10

June 2022 ICO hike with Santa Fe Youth Shelters-POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 10
The New Mexico ICO hike with Santa Fe Youth Shelters has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022. 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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144,377 New Mexicans, including 38,749 children, Threatened by Oil and Gas Industry Air Pollution

144,377 New Mexicans, including 38,749 children, Threatened by Oil and Gas Industry Air Pollution
A new geospatial analysis released by Earthworks today shows 144,377 New Mexicans including 38,749 children, reside near or attend schools or daycares within a ½ mile threat radius of active oil and gas operations. In the San Juan Basin nearly 80% of the population lives within this radius. In the NM Permian Basin the map shows a nearly 40% increase in Lea County alone of people living within the threat radius since 2017 ...
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Community groups, NM Gas settle on hydrogen, rate proposal

Photo of gas flare by Varodrig
Utility agrees to drop hydrogen-blending pilot, cut proposed rate increase in half, advocate for legislation enabling low-income utility rates For immediate release: May 23, 2022 On Friday, Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy, Western Resource Advocates, PRC staff, the New Mexico attorney general, New Mexico Affordable Reliable Energy Alliance, New Energy Economy, and Incorporated County of Los Alamos reached an agreement with New Mexico Gas Company on its rate case, which had included plans to charge customers for a pilot to ...
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