This is the stunning, unique and precious Rio Chama Watershed, New Mexico

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Who are Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens?

We are a grassroots organization that defends against Oil and Gas development in the Rio Chama Watershed, NM while educating and advocating for sustainable, safe energy and income sources in our region

Our Considerations Are:

  • To inform and educate our community on current issues that affect public health, safety, land, air and water quality in the Rio Chama Watershed.
  • To promote the Rio Chama Watershed as a model for sustainable development and renewable energy.
  • To stand for the “Frontier District” as designated in the Rio Arriba County Oil and Gas Ordinance (2009). This district is east of the Continental Divide and home of the Rio Chama Watershed.
  • To maintain a relationship with Federal, State, and County decision-makers to provide information and education concerning Oil and Gas development and promoting Green Energy to the wider community.

Keep up with the latest environmental and sustainability news affecting our Watershed, region and the wider world via our Facebook stream.

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The Latest News today on the New Mexico Green Amendment - from Maya K von Rossum, National leader and New Mexico supporter of the movement.

“Please read through for the latest on the Green Amendment’s movement and the two actions needed today (asap)”

“Senate Rules Committee hearing on the horizon! Rumor has it that the Senate Rules Committee is planning to have a hearing on the Green Amendment as soon as this week. Senator Ivey-Soto has indicated that there will be 1.5 hours given for those in favor and those opposing the bill. We need to get our supporters lined up and ready to testify and fill the time as soon as it is officially announced. If you are interested in testifying, sign up here so we can keep you in the loop: bit.ly/NMTestify

As soon as we have the official details we'll let everyone know.

Action 1) Planning your testimony: Contact us for a new information sheets that have been crafted for legislators on the economic arguments we have been encountering and how to respond, as well as our Talking Points and FAQ documents. We’re hoping that all these points can be covered in our various testimonies before the Rules Committee. If you know what you want to cover in your testimony from these resources, send us a quick email at GAFTG@forthegenerations.org so we can make sure we’re coordinated and all points are covered.

House bill passage first for success: In order to be successful in passing the Green Amendment during the 30-day session, we need to move the bill through the House Energy, Environment, & Natural Resources Committee and then the Judiciary Committee ASAP.

Action 2) Tweet (email or call) at our House leadership and key committee leadership demanding they schedule the Green Amendment for a hearing ASAP. To tweet at these key decision makers needing urgent education and encouragement, click the links below:

@BrianEgolf Champion the environmental rights of the people and advance the #GreenAmendment today! Future Generations are counting on your leadership to protect their right to clean air and water. Click to Tweet: ctt.ec/LufY9

Call or email Brain Egolf: Capital phone - (505) 986-4782
Email: brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov

@mcqueenfornm & @SarinanaDebbie The people of NM deserve the chance to vote on their environmental rights in the coming election. Schedule and pass the #GreenAmendment ASAP so it can get to the Senate. Click to Tweet: ctt.ec/n3lo9

Call or email Rep. Debra Sarinana - Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4436
Email: debbie.sarinana@nmlegis.gov

Call or email Rep. Matthew McQueen - Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4423 Email: matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov

@RepGailChasey & @MLaraCadena Protect New Mexicans’ right to clean air, soil, and WATER by scheduling and passing the #GreenAmendment ASAP so it can get to the Senate. #NoMoreSacrificeZones Click to Tweet: ctt.ec/okZ0i

Call or email Gail Chasey - Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4411
Email: gail@gailchasey.com

Call or email Micaela Lara Cadena - Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4210
Email: micaela.cadena@nmlegis.gov

"For more amazing tweets to repost and call on our leaders for action, follow our friend Nicole Olonovich @CivicChingona and share her posts!”
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A recent information flyer sent to RACC from New Energy Economy the Greater Chaco Coalition / Frack Free New Mexico groups. Many who oppose the proposed Hydrogen Hub and providing valuable information for all of us to digest. If you have a moment and agree with the opposition - please reach out to our local legislators and Governor Lujan-Grisham.

Contact for our local representatives:
House District: 4, Representative Susan K. Herrera, Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4249, Email: susan.herrera@nmlegis.gov

Senate District: 5, Senator Leo Jaramillo, Capitol Phone:
(505) 986-4487, Email: leo.jaramillo@nmlegis.gov

Contact for Governor Lujan-Grisham:
www.governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor/
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A recent information flyer sent to RACC from New Energy Economy the Greater Chaco Coalition / Frack Free New Mexico groups. Many who oppose the proposed Hydrogen Hub and providing valuable information for all of us to digest. If you have a moment and agree with the opposition - please reach out to our local legislators and Governor Lujan-Grisham.  Contact for our local representatives: 
House District: 4,  Representative Susan K. Herrera, Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4249, Email: susan.herrera@nmlegis.gov  Senate District: 5, Senator Leo Jaramillo, Capitol Phone: 
(505) 986-4487, Email: leo.jaramillo@nmlegis.gov  Contact for Governor Lujan-Grisham:
https://www.governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor/

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