Local Climate Change Guru Hits Rolling Stone

The team led by Nate McDowel, Earth Systems Observations Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been studying climate change for many years. The effect of global warming and drought on tree physiology is often ignored or even unknown by not only climate deniers but committed environmentalists. Rolling Stone’s latest article on climate change shows how the effects of higher temperatures and drought kill trees, and how tree death exacerbates climate change.

House to vote on privatizing water, preempting local oil and gas rules

Paradox gas well. Legislation being considered now would remove local ordinances and common-sense rules on siting and pollution by oil and gas wells.

Please contact your representative about two dangerous bills the New Mexico House of Representatives will vote on soon: HB299, which would privatize our drinking water, and HB 366, which would give political appointees the power to preempt local oil and gas regulations. 

Heinrich Makes Speech In Opposition To Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Watch his speech here.

NM at Center of Obama's Climate-Change Proposal

oil driller with off-gas

New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions.

Legislation is an assault on Mining Act

The New Mexico Mining Act is one of New Mexico's most effective and revered environmental laws - and now it's under attack. For 25 years, the Mining Act has ensured that mining corporations protect our water, clean up messes they create, and don't leave taxpayers footing the bill for billions of dollars of reclamation costs. But that may change, if the mining industry gets its way with HB 625.

Sierra Club to launch Returning the Wolf to Texas Education Initiative at UTEP Rubin Center on March 18

Female Mexican wolf at the El Paso Zoo

The Sierra Club El Paso Group will launch a new Return of the Wolf to Texas Education Initiative with a lecture by Rick LoBello at the Rubin Center on the UTEP campus on March 18, 2015 at 6pm. The free program is open to the public and is part of the Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy event at the center from Feb 5-April 25.

Tour of the Albuquerque Aquarium with Bosquitos!

Vickie Regina of the Bosque Action Team and Sierra Club will take the Bosquitos on a tour of the Albuquerque Aquarium on March 22 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

April-May-June 2015 outings/hikes

April
Saturday, April 4: Moderate hike on Black Mesa near Ojo Caliente
, about 8 miles, 800-foot elevation gain, mostly offtrail with a scramble on loose rock and boulders to the mesa top. Great scenery and petroglyphs. Daisy Levine, (505) 466-8338.

Sunday, April 5: Moderate bike/hike to Cerro Colorado peak above Ojo Caliente. About 9-mile round-trip with about half by mountain bike on 4-wheel-drive road. The hike’s last half-mile is off-trail and steep. Alan Shapiro, (505) 424-9242 Nm5s@yahoo.com.

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