Comunidad Latina Celebra y Felicita al Presidente Obama por Anunciar la Declaración del “Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks” como Monumento Nacional

Para Difusión Inmediata: Lunes, 19 de Mayo de 2014

Fotos y recursos de prensa disponibles en: http://www.organmountains.org/multimedia/photos-of-the-monument/

Contacto: Camillla Feibelman, 505.715.8388, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org

Monumento Nacional Reconoce La Herencia Hispana en el Sur de Nuevo México


Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks to become nation's next national monument

Organ Mountains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 19, 2014

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

Organ Mountains- Desert Peaks to Become Nation’s Next National Monument

Washington, D.C. -- The Sierra Club today praised the news that President Obama will designate New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area as our country’s next national monument. The steep-sided crevices, canyons and majestic spires of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks host stunning views, great recreation opportunities, archaeological sites and native plants found nowhere else in the world.


Conservation groups oppose Four Corners Power Plant lease

Read the full story here quoting our allied group, San Juan Citizens Alliance: http://bit.ly/Tm6DOm


Report shows dangers of coal ash at Four Corners

Coal Waste

Fruitland, NEW MEXICO -- On May 15, 2014, the Sierra Club released multiple reports on some of the nation’s most dangerous coal ash sites, including the coal ash storage at Four Corners Power Plant near Fruitland, New Mexico.


Ratepayers rally for renewables outside PNM shareholders meeting

Sierra Club's David Robertson at PNM rally 2014.

For immediate release: May 15, 2014

Albuquerque, NM – Ratepayers rallied outside PNM's annual shareholders meeting this morning, calling on the utility to replace coal power it is retiring at San Juan Generating Station with renewable solar and wind energy.

PNM’s current plan is to replace most of the power by purchasing nuclear power from out of state, more coal from owners who are getting out of San Juan, and natural gas. Only 40 megawatts of more than 900 it is retiring would come from renewable energy.


Press release: BLM's proposed regulation of methane leaks would benefit New Mexico and the world

For immediate release: May 6, 2013
Contact: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505-715-8388

BLM's proposed methane-leak regulations beneficial to New Mexicans

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in a huge step, is seeking public input on reducing methane waste from oil and gas production on public lands.

Methane is a greenhouse gas estimated to be 86 times stronger than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. It's also the primary ingredient of natural gas.


Two Weeks of Climate Action

Taos 350 day

The Sierra Club, 350.org, Citizens Climate Lobby, Organizing for Action, The Great March for Climate Action, Albuquerque Pledge of Resistance, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and New Energy Economy host and participate in an important array of hearings and events around New Mexico to create positive progress in protecting our families from climate disruption.

Two Weeks of Climate Action events:

May 4 through May 18: Science and Faith Forums


Interfaith Power and Light and the Great March for Climate Action present Science and Faith forums

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and the Great March for Climate Action with Connie Barlow (scientist and author) and Michael Dowd (minister and author) present Science & Faith events. If your faith community or group would like to have either Connie or Michael give a presentation contact them at michael.dowd@thankgodforrevolution.com or info@nm-ipl.org.


Help protect Otero Mesa and Organ Mountains Desert Peaks from oil and gas drilling

You acted, and they listened.

Concerned members and residents like you last year urged the BLM's Las Cruces District office to include analysis of gas and oil leasing and an inventory of Lands With Wilderness Characteristics in its draft management plan for Sierra, Doña Ana and Otero counties.

After considering your comments, the Las Cruces BLM agreed to prepare a supplement to the plan and defer oil and gas leasing until it prepares a proper analysis.


N.M. Environment Department stops enforcing water safeguards for dairies

dairy cows dairies

By Michael Jensen, Amigos Bravos, and Dan Lorimier 03/24/14

When the Martinez Administration’s Water Quality Control Commission compromised public health and the environment by adopting the Copper Rule in September, it also created an alarming precedent to allow pollution of the state’s groundwater rather than requiring prevention of pollution.

The dairy industry was quick to jump at the chance for similar treatment, petitioning the commission to gut the recently enacted Dairy Rule after less than a year of implementation.

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