Governor Lujan Grisham is pushing to use fracked methane (natural gas) to make New Mexico one of several proposed national centers for hydrogen production with the promise of attracting new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act federal dollars. Two or more Hydrogen Hub bills are being drafted for the 2022 legislative session.
The governor’s Hydrogen Hub Act legislation will be one of her focuses of this legislative session. We are questioning the claim that hydrogen made from fracked methane is in any way “green” or moves the New Mexico economy toward a smaller carbon footprint.
As proposed, hydrogen is not a climate solution. Instead, it is being pushed by the fossil fuel industry as a way to sell more natural gas.
Growing Climate Solutions in Healthy Soil
Presented By: Isabelle Jenniches & Claudia Reynoso, NM Healthy Soil Working Group
Restoring soil health holds the promise of reversing climate change by drawing down carbon from the atmosphere, and rebalancing the water cycle in our arid environment. It’s a simple and effective solution to a multitude of fundamental problems caused by exploitative and extractive industrial systems –and yet it is not often discussed or understood within the climate movement.
This talk will provide an overview of the principles of soil health, what the climate benefits are and how you can get involved in advancing this important climate solution!
Isabelle Jenniches is co-founder of the NM Healthy Soil Working Group, a grassroots advocacy group that formed in 2018 to pass the NM Healthy Soil Act. A skilled community organizer with experience in policy and farmer-to-farmer education, Isabelle is dedicated to realizing soil health as a climate solution.
Claudia Reynoso is a principal of the NM Healthy Soil Working Group. A passionate and effective educator, she helps farmers and ranchers take advantage of funding opportunities for conservation and works with volunteers and youth to promote soil health stewardship.