Press Releases

Greater Chaco Coalition Responds to BLM’s Broken Promises
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released their long-awaited Mancos-Gallup Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Greater Chaco region on Friday, February 28, 2019. With the release of this draft plan, it’s clear the agencies have broken their many promises ...
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Statement on San Juan Generating Station recommended decisions
On Friday February 21, Public Regulation Commission hearing examiners issued recommended decisions supporting allowing PNM to exit its ownership and operation of San Juan Generating Station coal-fired power plant and allowing bond sales to recover the remaining debt in the plant, along with recovery funds for workers and the surrounding Four Corners community ...
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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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Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter statement on Supreme Court ruling on the Energy Transition Act
Our members and supporters have worked hard to ensure a speedy transition to renewables in the light of the climate crisis and a just transition for workers and communities as the coal economy collapses. The Energy Transition Act represented an innovative path forward supported by the public, the legislature, the Governor, the Navajo Nation, and now the Supreme Court.  ...
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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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PRC should choose 100% renewables and storage to replace San Juan coal
On Tuesday, several Public Regulation Commission members listened to comments from dozens of New Mexicans asking for a full transition away from dirty San Juan coal electricity to renewable energy. Tuesday’s PRC hearing addressed what resources should replace the San Juan coal-fired electricity that PNM plans to stop using in 2022. The commission has separated that case from the one regarding whether it will allow PNM to exit the coal plant and how the exit will be financed ...
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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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