Watershed Alert December 2018: Oil and Gas Lease sale

Once again, an Oil and Gas Lease Sale in our Beloved Rio Chama Watershed Are the times feeling a bit strange to you?? Are you detecting a bait and switch approach permeating the air around how the current U.S. government administration is changing the rules regarding...

RACC Newsletter August/September 2018

Rio Chama Watershed Faces New Frack Leasing Here we go again folks. This December, the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office is offering up 13 new parcels of Greater Chaco Land for oil and gas leasing. The “scoping period” for these parcels...

RACC Newsletter June/July 2018

Healthy Watersheds Make Healthy Food! There is a certain poetry about walking into a farmers’ market. Like with the reading of a poem, you hope for beauty, surprise and locality and before you know it, and several interesting conversations later, you...

RACC Watershed Alert May 2018

US Department of the Interior (BLM) “Protest Dismissed” Letters  Anyone who wrote a protest letter to the BLM regarding the Greater Chaco Lease Sale has by now received a “Decision” letter from the Department of the Interior. In the form letter...

RACC Newsletter April/May 2018

Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens presents: El Agua Es Vida multimedia images from the Rio Chama Watershed Barbara TurnerCinda KellyIren Schio Julie WagnerSabra Moore The Café Abiquiu at Abiquiu InnApril 1st – April 30th 7AM – 9PM Partial proceeds will benefit the...

RACC Win!

BLM Defers Fracking in Greater Chaco! The Bureau of Land Management recently announced its decision to defer the spring oil and gas lease sale of 4,435.37 acres in the Greater Chaco. Twelve of the parcels are within the Rio Chama Watershed boundary and are considered...

RACC Newsletter Jan/Feb 2018

“Unprecedented” Protest Letter Campaign WOW! Our turn out for Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens’ “Watershed Alert” call to action for protest letters regarding the BLM March 18th, 2018 oil and gas lease sale in the Greater Chaco provided an...

Watershed Alert Part 3, December 2017

Hello fellow Rio Chama Watershed Protectors! Here are instructions and talking points to help facilitate your comments to the BLM regarding the 12 new oil and gas leases that will appear on BLM’s online only Spring Lease Sale. The parcels are within the our...

Watershed Alert Part 2, December 2017

Here Is Your Opportunity To Comment On The New Fracking Leases in Our Beloved Rio Chama WatershedWho are we commenting to?  We are allowed to send public comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding our concerns about new oil and gas leases that are...

RACC Watershed Alert! November 2017

New Oil and Gas Leasing Slated for Our Watershed A new BLM oil and gas lease sale is coming our way. Parcels on offer in the March 8th, 2018 lease sale are east of Hwy 112 and near the towns of LLaves, Regina and Gallina, and are well within our watershedboundaries....