Category: methane

Tell Pruit: We need the EPA methane rule NOW

  Trump’s EPA is putting a two-year hold on critical rules to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. We can’t wait for clean air. Submit public comment and demand that the EPA implement the methane rule on schedule.» Last week, a study confirmed (again) that New Mexico’s methane “hot spot” is largely [read more…]

Our Senators led the fight against methane pollution

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 [read more…]

Northern New Mexico Activists in the Roundhouse

Josa (left) is an activist with our sister organization CVNM Education Fund’s Northern New Mexico Organizing program working on oil and gas issues impacting health in Rio Arriba. Today, she joined our organizer Valerie Romero for Acequia Day at the State Capitol for the first time and got a tour in English and Spanish. Here’s [read more…]

Gov. Martinez is out of step with New Mexicans on the BLM Methane Rule

Just today, polling revealed that 74% of New Mexicans support the BLM methane rule. It’s disappointing that Gov. Martinez is opposing these common sense rules to reduce methane waste and save much-needed tax dollars, given how strongly New Mexicans support them. Once again, Gov. Martinez has shown how out of step she is with what [read more…]

EVENT: What you can do to protect your air

We’ve all heard what President-elect Trump has said he’ll do to our environment when he gets in office – repeal the Clean Power Plan, “erase” the Paris Climate agreement, let oil and gas pollute our air, land and water unchecked. The possibilities are endless, scary and wrong – but we’re more concerned about what we [read more…]

Good news – just when we need it!

great news! Many of you spoke up for a strong methane rule to be put in place as soon as possible and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) listened by finalizing the rule on Tuesday, Nov. 15! As President-elect Donald Trump threatens to demolish and gut major environmental protections at the federal level, the Obama administration [read more…]

Stop the “invisible oil spill”

The clock is ticking. President-elect Donald Trump has committed to nullify the progress President Obama has made to protect our health and fight climate change. That could include the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rules to reduce methane pollution. Every day, an “invisible oil spill” is spewing pollution into our air over our communities and [read more…]

15 states attack methane rules – our AG stands up for our health

For the first time since oil and gas became major energy sources in the mid-19th century, the EPA and BLM have set the wheels in motion to limit dangerous methane pollution spewing into our air—which we now know is damaging our health and our climate. We can’t let that protection slip away. Despite oil and [read more…]

Panel: Latino Community Advocacy on Clean Air Issues

Please join Southwest Organizing Project, JUNTOS, HECHO and Hispanic Access Foundation for a panel discussion to share experiences, advocating for and empowering their communities on the issues of air quality and BLM Methane Rule. When: 9 am to 11 am, Saturday, Aug. 27 Where: Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 Panelists: [read more…]

EPA finalizes first-ever national limits on methane pollution

Just last week, the Obama Administration took another important action to help combat climate change and keep New Mexicans healthy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they finalized the first-ever national limits on dangerous methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. This is a BIG DEAL because currently the oil and gas industry [read more…]