Press Releases

In the news: Time to focus on clean energy solutions that work
Why investing in carbon capture is wrong for PNM and wrong for the environment.  ...
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PRC approves 140 megawatts of wind for PNM
Approval of the Torrance County wind farm will allow PNM to meet its legal requirement to provide 20 percent of its electricity through renewable energy in 2020 ...
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Environment Day tomorrow: Resident speaks about fracking wastewater leak

Lobby trainings, speakers, hundreds of New Mexico grassroots activists highlight day of environmental advocacy at Roundhouse

For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2020

Contact: Camilla Feibelman, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter director, 505-715-8388

Lobby trainings, speakers, hundreds of New Mexico grassroots activists highlight day of environmental advocacy at Roundhouse

Penny Aucoin, who with her husband Dee and their animals was showered by fracking wastewater last week at their home outside Carlsbad after a WPX pipe burst, will speak at a noon rally at the New Mexico Capitol as part of Tuesday’s Environment Day at the Legislature

Every year, dozens of environment and community groups rally at the Capitol and train hundreds of New Mexicans to lobby their legislators. Elected officials including ...
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Xcel Rate Case Agreement Includes a Commitment to Retire Texas Coal-Fired Power Plant
The Sierra Club joined an uncontested comprehensive agreement in a proceeding before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, which will determine whether Xcel Energy can change electricity rates. The agreement includes commitments by Xcel Energy, a subsidiary of Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) to retire the 1,050 megawatt, coal-fired Tolk power plant in Texas in 2032 ...
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Rio Grande Chapter statement on Escalante coal plant closing
Tri-State Generation and Transmission, owner of the Escalante coal-fired power plant in McKinley County, announced that it will close the plant this year. Additionally, Tri-State said it will commit $5 million in transition funds for the community impacted by Escalante’s shuttering. Our response urges them to increase its transition funding ...
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Early 2020 Endorsements for Environmental Champions
The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club issued its early 2020 endorsements of incumbent legislators who are leading environmental champions. There are many legislators with excellent environmental voting records, however, this list is limited to those candidates who also were sponsors of the Sierra Club’s priority bills ...
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NM community leaders applaud Oil Conservation Commission for adopting oil and gas enforcement rules
Community leaders across New Mexico applauded the Oil Conservation Commission for acting to protect the state’s air and water resources from oil and gas pollution by adopting new enforcement rules under legislation adopted in the 2019 session ...
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Public Condemns Sale of Ancestral Tribal and Public Lands For Fracking
Tribal governments, as well as thousands of people and more than a dozen groups representing over five million members called on the Trump administration to cancel its plan to lease nearly 15,000 acres of ancestral tribal and federal public lands in New Mexico for fracking ...
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