Water

Water

Don't let the Legislature privatize our water!

The New Mexico Legislature is considering a public-private partnership for our water and sewage systems. This plan would give our drinking water or wastewater system to a private company to run.

This bill would be a bad deal for New Mexico. Not only would it fail to reduce costs, lead to job loss and reduce public transparency, but it also includes an outrageous provision where if a person cannot afford to pay his or her water bill, he or she would be charged with a crime and could be jailed for up to 6 months or pay a fine of up to $500!


JOIN Lands, Water and Wildlife Day at the Roundhouse

Protect our Wildlife

Whether your passion is wildlands, water, wildlife or climate change, we need YOU at the Roundhouse.

Citizen lobbyists can make a real difference this year on issues ranging from coyote-killing contests and preserving the free-flowing Gila River to maintaining solar energy in New Mexico and protecting the rights of those who live near industrial dairies. (Read more about important environmental legislation here.)


Albuquerque issues draft Bosque environmental assessment

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By Richard Barish, Bosque Issues Chair, January 15, 2015

In response to criticism from the Sierra Club and others that the City of Albuquerque was not looking at the potential environmental impacts of its proposed projects in the Bosque, the City agreed to delay implementation of its Bosque project and conduct baseline environmental monitoring. The monitoring was carried out by a private contractor, SWCA, over a period of about a year, ending in the late summer.


Interstate Stream Commission decides: Divert the Gila

By Allyson Siwik

At the conclusion of a 10-year planning process geared toward developing water from New Mexico’s last wild river, no one was surprised when on Nov. 24 the nine-member Interstate Stream Commission voted to notify the U.S. Secretary of the Interior that New Mexico will move forward with planning a Gila River diversion project under the Arizona Water Settlements Act.


Supreme Court rejects Environment Department attempt to block AG from water hearings

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The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously struck down the Water Quality Control Commission’s unprecedented decision to block the Attorney General’s Office from upcoming hearings on the rule that protects New Mexico water from industrial dairy waste.

On another issue, a writ filed by New Mexico Environmental Law Center representing Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, the court, in a split decision, allowed the commission to hold its only hearing on the dairy rule in Roswell.


Environment Department refuses to enforce groundwater rules for dairies

See Rio Grande Chapter Conservation Coordinator Dan Lorimier interviewed on KRWG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l4sH9Zxcgw


PNM Plans to Waste Tens of Billions of Gallons of Water by Burning Fossil Fuels

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2014
Contact: David Robertson, Sierra Club – Rio Grande Chapter, 505-803-6242

Albuquerque, NM --- The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) is squandering a chance to save tens of billions of gallons of water through the year 2033 by investing in large-scale, cost-effective renewable energy. PNM is instead planning to use mostly nuclear, coal, and natural gas, all highly water intensive, to replace the power from two soon to be shuttered stacks at the San Juan Generating Stations in northwestern New Mexico. The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and 350 New Mexico issued its “PNM Water You Thinking Report” today detailing PNM's plan to unnecessarily consume large amounts of water in power production, which the utility described in their December filing to the Public Regulation Commission (PRC).


Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed - March 27 - ABQ

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Mark your calendars - NEXT FILM IN SERIES -March 27th, 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
KiMo Theatre, 421 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM

“Thinking Like a Watershed” is a series of five presentations featuring widely recognized humanity scholars who will speak on different topics pertaining to the unique and fragile water system in the North American Southwest.

Five panel discussions led by Jack Loeffler, Author of Thinking like a Watershed
Producer of Watersheds as Commons Project Director - Lore of the Land, Inc.


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Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!

Saturday, December 13th

The Bosque Action Team presents
Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!


Panel Discussion: Deciding New Mexico's Energy Future

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6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
The Sierra Club, 350.org, Environment New Mexico, and Interfaith Power and Light present

Showtime Episode: Years of Living Dangerously: Winds of Change & Deciding New Mexico's Energy Future Panel Discussion: Spin or Reality PNM's San Juan Power Replacement Plan January PRC Hearings. We’ll show “Years of Living Dangerously Episode 6” on methane leaks, fracking, the promise of renewable energy and state efforts to repeal Renewable Energy Standards. Intent is to use this to educate and prep the public for Jan 5 PRC.

Episode to be followed by expert panel:


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