Progress on the Los Alamos Ban the Bag campaign

By Jody Benson, Pajarito Group newsletter editor, 06/30/14

How are we progressing with the Bag Ban?

Bosque cleanup!

8:30 to 11 a.m. June 28

We have scheduled another Bosque clean-up. We'll meet in the parking/picnic/access area is on the northeast area of the river, near the bridge, just off Poco Loco Drive. There is a parking area there also. We want to do this before it gets too hot.

Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing (long pants/jeans), sturdy shoes or boots, a hat, and sunscreen. Bring gloves, water, and a snack. We will work in groups of 2's and 3's again and we will also be using our "tally" clipboards/sheets to document what we find.

Sierra Club and Beer in Albuquerque

We will be having our bi-monthly Sierra Club and Beer on June 12 at 6:30 pm at Mario's on 4th St.

An educational series on climate stewardship

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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:

Contacto: Camillla Feibelman, 505.715.8388,

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:

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,, 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.

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