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Bernalillo County OKs Santolina Master Plan

By Chantel Chavez and Antonio Maestas, Southwest Organizing Project

The residents of Bernalillo County are wrestling with questions about the well-being of New Mexico after the Bernalillo County Commission approved the Santolina devleopment master plan on June 16.
In this time of drought, residents are worried about how the lack of water will affect their everyday quality of life. Even before the proposed megadevelopment, the drought made many question the longevity of our agricultural livelihoods, as well as the health impacts on our residents.

Chapter endorses Kelly, Jarrett for Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District

The Rio Grande Chapter has endorsed John Kelly for the Bernalillo County seat and Janet Jarrett for the at-large seat for the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Board.

Citizen activism averts threatening legislation

The 2015 New Mexico legislative session might have been contentious, but it was also marked by an encouraging — and successful — upswell in citizen engagement and by legislators who worked tirelessly to protect our air, land, water and wildlife.

With the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives seemingly intent on expressing an industry-profits-at-all-costs agenda, there were far more threats than opportunities for the environment. Yet several positive pieces of legislation passed, including extension of solar tax credits and a plan for a Rio Grande Trail.

Volunteers lead the way in Roundhouse, Bosque

By John Buchser, Rio Grande Chapter chair

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.

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