Earthworks urges NM Gov. Lujan Grisham to sign HB76 into law

March 17, 2021
Statement on the passage of HB76, Permit Denial for Poor Compliance, by Earthworks NM Field Advocate and certified thermographer Nathalie Eddy:  “Oil and gas pollution is harming residents’ health and New Mexico’s land, air and water, right now. Governor Lujan… More »

New Mexico legislators need to stop repeat pollution offenders

March 4, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
Update on March 12th, 2021. New Mexico’s Bad Actor bill is inching closer to becoming law.  Last week the House passed it 42-36, and this week the Senate Conservation Committee voted 5-3 in favor. While the next step is a… More »

No time to waste in the New Mexico legislature to safeguard health and the environment

February 26, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
UPDATE 16 March 2021. Last week, New Mexico came a step closer to being able to better protect land, air, water, climate, and health. Senate Bill 8 passed the Senate 25-13 despite opposition from the oil and gas industry–whose legislative… More »

New Mexico House Bill should be rejected for failure to put people before polluters, inaccurate assumptions

February 18, 2021
CONTACT: Justin Wasser, (202) 753-7016, jwasser@earthworks.org Background: The New Mexico legislature tabled today a House Joint Memorial bill requesting a waiver from the Biden administration’s pause of oil and gas leasing on federal lands by a committee vote of 8-3. Industry claims… More »

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Statement on NMED’s report of increased pollution from oil and gas in the Permian

December 22, 2020
Background: On December 21st, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) released findings from joint fly-over inspections conducted with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showing a 250% increase in oil and gas pollution in the New Mexican Permian Basin. NMED Director… More »

Coalition opposed to Newman 6 asks El Paso City Councilors to use their power to hold EPE accountable

December 8, 2020 • Border Peace Presence * Chaparral Parents in Action * Chicas De Chuco * Columban Mission Center * Community First Coalition * Earthworks * Eco El Paso * El Chuco Democratic Socialists of America * El Paso Equal Voice Network * El Paso Young Democrats * Frontera Folx for Reproductive Justice * Little Red Sands * March for Our Lives El Paso * New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light * Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project * Pax Christi El Paso * Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter * Sleep, Never * Sunrise El Paso * YDSA
December 8th — Today a coalition of regional and local groups sent a letter to El Paso City Councilors outlining their powers to delay or stop the proposed Newman 6 fracked gas fueled expansion to the Newman Power Plant. The letter urges the… More »

Community speaks against proposed fracked gas plant at TCEQ public meeting

November 18, 2020 • Earthworks * Chaparral Parents In Action * Eco El Paso * Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter * Sunrise El Paso
Nov 17 — This evening at a public meeting of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), El Paso residents and other impacted residents spoke in opposition to El Paso Electric’s (EPE’s) plan to construct a new 228-megawatt fracked gas power plant at the… More »

Reject Newman 6 and Choose a Clean Energy Future for the Sun City

November 13, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was authored by Dr. David J. Garcia of Chaparral Parents in Action.  My dear friends, my name is Dr. David J. Garcia, I am a resident of Chaparral, New Mexico and a member of the Chaparral Parents in… More »