ACT NOW: Help NM go from dirty diesel to clean school buses
The NM Environment Department is holding public meetings over the next two weeks to help shape how we spend our $18 million from the Volkswagen settlement. You can lend your voice. Please attend one of the public information sessions and join us in asking to use this money to transition from dirty diesel to clean, energy-efficient electric school buses.
Big Win: Senate rejects repeal of the BLM methane rule
We have great news! After being pushed by oil and gas for months to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane rule, a motion to debate rolling back the rule failed by two votes in the U.S. Senate. This is a testament to your commitment and activism. The oil and gas lobby might have more money – but we have you and once again, you made this win possible. Our champion Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich led the fight to protect our health. Call and thank them today.»
Trump’s executive action attacking federal climate policies will impact New Mexico’s communities
The Clean Power Plan would have made steps in the right direction when it came to reducing the disproportionate impact that communities of color and low-income communities feel from pollution. It also would have put communities in more control over energy decisions. Read more from Juntos: Our Air, Our Water Director Christopher Ramirez.>>
Living with uranium in McKinley County
The McKinley County Commission has committed to developing a formal Blue Ribbon Task Force to provide space for community to share how they are impacted by legacy uranium waste and proposed new mining. CVNM Education Fund is partnering with communities directly impacted by uranium mining (old and new) to work with the county to develop and shape the composition of the task force and share their stories of how they are impacted. If you live in McKinley County and want to be involved in this work moving forward, add your name here.»