Category: Rio Arriba

Second Annual Renewable Energy Festival in Northern New Mexico

By Elisa Lucero Ah, spring in New Mexico. The sun is shining, and, like clockwork, the wind is blowing. This is precisely what places New Mexico in the perfect position to lead the nation when it comes to clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar. A number of visionary leaders, institutions and community members worked [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…]

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…]

Thank you for supporting strong methane rules for New Mexico!

I can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your busy day to submit public comment to the Bureau of Land Management, urging them to create a strong rule to reduce methane emissions into the air we breathe and minimize waste! Your voice is critical to making this happen. Recently, the oil and gas [read more…]

Add your voice: strong super pollutant rules right for NM

So many people attended BLM’s Farmington hearing on a new proposed rule to curb methane emissions that the room had to be moved – twice – to accommodate the crowd. While hundreds of oil and gas workers were bussed in to attend the hearing, the citizens who spoke were 2 to 1 in favor of [read more…]