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Xcel to build NM’s largest wind farm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build two wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas over the next three years. That includes a 522-megawatt facility in Roosevelt County, about 20 miles south of Portales. It will be, by far, New Mexico’s largest wind farm when it (More...)

Race is the biggest indicator in the US of whether you live near toxic waste

Go looking for the local landfill or toxic waste treatment facility in any US county with a mostly white population, and you’ll likely find it in the black or Latino neighborhoods. That’s because in the US, your race is the single biggest factor that determines whether you live near a hazardous waste facility. In 2016, (More...)

Flaring Tempers: Fixing leaks not ‘too expensive’

By William S. Perkins, Published in the Albuquerque on Feb 14, 2017 Last year news reported a large methane cloud over the 4-corners region was visible from space satellites. At the time, there was speculation as to the origin of the potent greenhouse gas hovering nearby Farmington: was it natural?…..a byproduct of old mining sites?….or (More...)

No DAPL Protesters Deliver Petitions to Army Corps of Engineers in ABQ

By SARAH TRUJILLO  KUNM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Army Corps of Engineers gave the OK for a much contested pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe intends to keep fighting the construction in court. Indigenous leaders, activists and veterans gathered in New Mexico on Thursday. Protesters peacefully prayed, sang (More...)

SB312! Clean Renewable Energy Bill Introduced

HELP NEEDED! Dear friends, Thank you for signing the 350NM petition for 100% Clean Renewable Energy. We now have our bill SB-312, in the 2017 state legislature and it’s time to ask for your help to get this bill passed. The “What” If SB-312 (link) becomes law, it will increase New Mexico’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (More...)

Time is Running Out!

Thanks to the courageous opposition of Indigenous communities, the project was halted for a full review last fall. Every comment submitted in support of the review builds the legal case against Trump’s reckless attempt to fast-track the pipeline. The deadline for review is February 20th. Submit your comment now and stand up to Trump’s pipeline (More...)

#DayAgainstDenial Rally

On Monday 140+ climate activists joined 350NM to call on Sen. Udall and Sen. Heinrich to vote “no” on Trump’s cabinet of climate change deniers. Staff from Sen Udall joined us to speak in support and we thank both of our good Senators! Thank-YOU to all who joined us in person or in spirit #DayAgainstDenial (More...)

Methane Forum

Thanks to all 160 climate activists who joined us at last night’s event “Under the Methane Cloud”, about the methane pollution in the 4-Corners. Co-Sponsored by Sierra Club – Rio Grande Chapter, 350 New Mexico, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, Conservation Voters of New Mexico Education Fund, and Western Environmental Law Center. The NASA (More...)

Bill McKibben – A World At War

We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII. BY BILL MCKIBBEN   In the North this summer, a devastating offensive is underway. Enemy forces have seized huge swaths of territory; with each passing week, another 22,000 square miles of Arctic ice disappears. Experts dispatched to the (More...)