SB Test – Custom Facebook Feed – Photos

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Sustainable Good News Sunday features news from WildEarth Guardians (Santa Fe has a branch). The edited by RACC, fundraising email reports that thanks to legal action brought on by WildEarth, Western Environmental Law Council (branches in Taos and Santa Fe), and Physicians for Social Responsibility - the current administration is reconsidering fracking leases issued by the prior administration. Please note: we do not advocate giving donations to any organization – we leave those choices to our supporters. Read an expanded report here - https://wildearthguardians.org/press-releases/biden-administration-will-address-oil-and-gas-leasing-climate-impacts-reconsider-sales-to-oil-and-gas-industry/
Sustainable Good News Sunday features news from WildEarth Guardians (Santa Fe has a branch). The edited by RACC, fundraising email reports that thanks to legal action brought on by WildEarth, Western Environmental Law Council (branches in Taos and Santa Fe), and Physicians for Social Responsibility - the current administration is reconsidering fracking leases issued by the prior administration. Please note: we do not advocate giving donations to any organization – we leave those choices to our supporters. Read an expanded report here - https://wildearthguardians.org/press-releases/biden-administration-will-address-oil-and-gas-leasing-climate-impacts-reconsider-sales-to-oil-and-gas-industry/
Did you know - Kit Carson Electric Cooperative hit its goal of 100% daytime solar energy to Taos on June 1st, 2022?  There will be a special ribbon cutting event Friday, June 3rd, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., to celebrate the commission of KCEC's Taos Mesa Solar Array and Battery Storage Facility. 
Spanning roughly 170 acres with over 43,000 solar panels, the project will bring power to approximately 7,500 homes. The 12.5 megawatts of battery storage will provide members with reliable, more affordable electricity.  Well done Taos!
For more information, contact Michael Santistevan at msantistevan@kitcarson.com.
Did you know - Kit Carson Electric Cooperative hit its goal of 100% daytime solar energy to Taos on June 1st, 2022?  There will be a special ribbon cutting event Friday, June 3rd, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., to celebrate the commission of KCEC's Taos Mesa Solar Array and Battery Storage Facility. 
Spanning roughly 170 acres with over 43,000 solar panels, the project will bring power to approximately 7,500 homes. The 12.5 megawatts of battery storage will provide members with reliable, more affordable electricity.  Well done Taos!
For more information, contact Michael Santistevan at msantistevan@kitcarson.com.
Want to help those directly affected by the NM fires? WildEarth Guardians just posted some links and this notice. Let's all stay safe and help those in need if we can.
From WildEarth: "There are a number of ways to pitch in. Here are just a few ways we suggest:"
 Give money. Grants from the All Together NM Fund - https://santa-fe-community-foundation.snwbll.com/all-together-nm-fund?refcode=EM_P_220509FireRelief_RR_TEAM_90DONMSub_5_NG_N_l1&emci=7a8c8cde-a8cf-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3283562-93d0-ec11-b656-281878b8c32f&ceid=3563708 will go to emergency shelter, food and water distribution, and access to medical support. Donations are 100% tax-deductible. 
Give goods. NM Fire Supply Donation Drive - https://www.newmexsol.com/ is collecting animal feed, paper products, hot cereal, laundry detergent, diapers, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, and other personal care products at locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. 
Give time. Taos Connects https://app.vomo.org/org/taos-connects is facilitating shelter support and meal prep for evacuees. In Santa Fe, Youthworks https://www.santafecf.org/news-stories/youthworks-urgent-call-for-volunteers is prepping meals for evacuees. Both need volunteers.
WildEarth continues : "It’s important to remember that many of the current fires are human-caused, and all of them have been driven by relentless winds and exacerbated by a megadrought linked to the human-induced climate crisis. So while we act with compassion for those suffering, let us also act with a renewed and deepened courage to call upon our leaders to take bold action to address the climate crisis."
"WildEarth Guardians also fully supports what fire scientists and researchers have been saying for decades: by taking common-sense actions within the “Home Ignition Zone”—the home and its immediate surrounding—we can save homes and lives and protect firefighters and emergency responders. That’s why our official wildfire position calls for a major shift in national policy that emphasizes protecting homes and communities."
"Guardians was founded fighting for these very forests that are now burning. While we proudly work throughout the West, our roots are here in the Land of Enchantment. I know that when we come together, we’ll be more resilient as we face this challenge and those that lie ahead."
This notice just in from the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club. 
Do you have 5 minutes to spare and write the BLM regarding New Mexico oil and gas leases? Thankfully not in our area, but in the Permian Basin  Region, south-east NM which is overrun by fracking. Please remember adding your own thoughts supplemented with those provided has much more impact. Wed. May 18th is the deadline. Many thanks to all who can help.
"The Bureau of Land Management is planning to resume oil and gas lease sales on public lands this June and is accepting protests until May 18 (this Wednesday) to oppose the sale. Initially, the BLM identified and nominated over 730K acres for lease, but has since drastically reduced the acreage after incorporating recommendations from the Department of Interior's report to reform the federal oil and gas leasing program."
"In total, 8 states will have sales including here in New Mexico. All New Mexico parcels are located in the Permian that continues to experience high levels of production, which has a profound impact on communities, public health, air quality, and our climate affecting us all."
"If you have a few minutes, please take a quick action to oppose this latest sale using our national alert:" https://act.sierraclub.org/actions/National?actionId=AR0360170"
Sustainable Good News Sunday reports on 2 bits of local news. First, many thanks to everyone who attended the rally on Friday to deliver nearly 80,000 (!) comments to the Santa Fe, BLM offices in support of proposed Chaco Canyon Protections. Seemingly, the proposals will move forward this time. Thanks also to all who took the time to write, email and speak up for Chaco!. Then, reported this Thursday by the New Mexico Clean Cars Clean Air Coalition – “the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board and the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board voted to adopt Advanced Clean Cars Standards after two days of public hearings and a robust stakeholder engagement process over the past year.” Meaning electric cars are going to be more available in New Mexico potentially as soon as this year. Over 900 NM citizens and group members weighed in on this issue.
The statement below tells us how the Advanced Clean Car Standards proposal came to be - as reported by NM Clean Cars Clean Air Coalition:
“In early 2019, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico would join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 23 governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2025 – a goal consistent with the Paris Agreement. After signing into law a number of bills passed by the New Mexico Legislature to further commit the state to renewable energy and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, Lujan Grisham signed an executive order directing state agencies to develop a State Climate Strategy and identify policies to reach these greenhouse gas goals. In 2018 Keller signed the Climate Mayors pledge, committing the City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Link to the entire Press Release: 
https://www.riograndesierraclub.org/new-mexico-adopts-clean-car-standards/
Sustainable Good News Sunday reports on 2 bits of local news. First, many thanks to everyone who attended the rally on Friday to deliver nearly 80,000 (!) comments to the Santa Fe, BLM offices in support of proposed Chaco Canyon Protections. Seemingly, the proposals will move forward this time. Thanks also to all who took the time to write, email and speak up for Chaco!. Then, reported this Thursday by the New Mexico Clean Cars Clean Air Coalition – “the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board and the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board voted to adopt Advanced Clean Cars Standards after two days of public hearings and a robust stakeholder engagement process over the past year.” Meaning electric cars are going to be more available in New Mexico potentially as soon as this year. Over 900 NM citizens and group members weighed in on this issue.
The statement below tells us how the Advanced Clean Car Standards proposal came to be - as reported by NM Clean Cars Clean Air Coalition:
“In early 2019, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico would join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 23 governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2025 – a goal consistent with the Paris Agreement. After signing into law a number of bills passed by the New Mexico Legislature to further commit the state to renewable energy and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, Lujan Grisham signed an executive order directing state agencies to develop a State Climate Strategy and identify policies to reach these greenhouse gas goals. In 2018 Keller signed the Climate Mayors pledge, committing the City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Link to the entire Press Release: 
https://www.riograndesierraclub.org/new-mexico-adopts-clean-car-standards/
DEADLINE! Wednesday, May 4th -  to submit public comments for Chaco Canyon Protections. Advocate groups – San Juan Citizens Alliance, Audubon Southwest, the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Greater Chaco Coalition (Frack off Chaco) all sent emails this week asking us all to send public comments to the BLM. Do you have a minute to write a personal account of why Chaco protections are important to you? NOW is the time to speak up and out!
The proposed protections state - “The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with a proposed withdrawal of approximately 351,500 Acres of federal minerals within a 10-mile radius surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.”
Form petition link below – please NOTE adding information of your own is more powerful. 
Let’s not forget that New Mexico native Deb Haaland is head of the Dept. of the Interior, who manages the BLM  – let’s push her to advocate for Chaco (why not permanent protections?).
Petition Link: https://sanjuancitizensalliance.salsalabs.org/.../index...
You can also send a direct email to the Farmington BLM office, link at the very bottom/left of the petition.
______________________________________________
All are invited to ATTEND A RALLY TO DELIVER COMMENTS
to the Santa Fe BLM offices - Friday, May 6th
Rally Host Organizations - Frack Free Four Corners, Frack Free NM, (NOA) Native Organizers Alliance,  Diné CARE, (MASE) Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, WildEarth Guardians, (WELC) Western Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Frack Off Greater Chaco, and RACC.
Rally for Greater Protections for Greater Chaco
Date: Friday, May 6th, 12 - 1 pm
Location: BLM State Office in Santa Fe, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Sante Fe 
“Join the Greater Chaco Coalition (aka Frack Off Chaco) to deliver thousands of comments to the Bureau of Land Management for Greater protections for Greater Chaco, calling for landscape-level management, environmental justice, and for the meaningful involvement of impacted communities and Tribal Nations.”
“May 6th is the comment deadline for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to stop new oil and gas leasing for a 20-year period on roughly 350,000 acres of lands within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.”
DEADLINE! Wednesday, May 4th -  to submit public comments for Chaco Canyon Protections. Advocate groups – San Juan Citizens Alliance, Audubon Southwest, the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Greater Chaco Coalition (Frack off Chaco) all sent emails this week asking us all to send public comments to the BLM. Do you have a minute to write a personal account of why Chaco protections are important to you? NOW is the time to speak up and out!
The proposed protections state - “The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with a proposed withdrawal of approximately 351,500 Acres of federal minerals within a 10-mile radius surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.”
Form petition link below – please NOTE adding information of your own is more powerful. 
Let’s not forget that New Mexico native Deb Haaland is head of the Dept. of the Interior, who manages the BLM  – let’s push her to advocate for Chaco (why not permanent protections?).
Petition Link: https://sanjuancitizensalliance.salsalabs.org/.../index...
You can also send a direct email to the Farmington BLM office, link at the very bottom/left of the petition.
______________________________________________
All are invited to ATTEND A RALLY TO DELIVER COMMENTS
to the Santa Fe BLM offices - Friday, May 6th
Rally Host Organizations - Frack Free Four Corners, Frack Free NM, (NOA) Native Organizers Alliance,  Diné CARE, (MASE) Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, WildEarth Guardians, (WELC) Western Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Frack Off Greater Chaco, and RACC.
Rally for Greater Protections for Greater Chaco
Date: Friday, May 6th, 12 - 1 pm
Location: BLM State Office in Santa Fe, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Sante Fe 
“Join the Greater Chaco Coalition (aka Frack Off Chaco) to deliver thousands of comments to the Bureau of Land Management for Greater protections for Greater Chaco, calling for landscape-level management, environmental justice, and for the meaningful involvement of impacted communities and Tribal Nations.”
“May 6th is the comment deadline for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to stop new oil and gas leasing for a 20-year period on roughly 350,000 acres of lands within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.”
New Mexico youth fighting for their future. Today, the group YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) orchestrated a disruption protest during an industry held 2022 Energy Summit in Santa Fe sponsored by PNM, Avangrid and Chevron. Read on and see link below for the entire story.
From YUCCA: "Today we orchestrated a disruptive action carried out by adult allies to demand immediate action on the Climate Emergency and call out utilities, oil and gas industry, and government officials who are greenwashing their 2022 Energy Summit sponsored by PNM and Avangrid, Chevron and other dirty utilities and companies. 
Our group unfurled 2 banners saying NO Means NO Avangrid Has Got to Go - No False Solutions, No Greenwashing, Climate Justice Now!  You can watch a short clip of our disruption HERE (RACC: edit link below). 
While fires burn across the state and IPCC report after IPCC report warns of ecological collapse, massive food & water shortages, catastrophic weather events, and unprecedented numbers of displaced climate refugees - New Mexico’s emissions continue to rise. 
Meanwhile corporate energy executives are hosting an energy summit to explore New Mexico’s energy future – peddling false solutions, wining and dining elected officials, and greenwashing their horrible track records on climate and community impacts. 
 New Mexicans, advocates and environmentalists have called on New Mexico’s elected leadership for a just renewable energy transition that meets emissions reduction targets in accordance with the science through policies that center impacted Indigenous, youth, workers, and POC communities. These calls have not been met. 
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeO1DF48i?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
Announcing! EarthCare and partnering organizations are hosting Earth Week rallies, marches and events in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Today, Tuesday April 19th at 6:00-7:30 pm they will hold a Zoom meeting to update us on their Environmental Justice Campaign. For details:  https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/64O0_vwpG?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
You are cordially invited! To the opening of the Chama Watershed Body and Soul exhibit - Tomorrow, Friday, April 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Showing at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center - Convento Art Gallery I in Espanola. The show will run from April through May 2022, with partial proceeds benefiting programs of the Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens. So head on over, buy some art from the eleven talented artists and support us at the same time.
Do you have a few minutes to sign a petition to help the Pecos? From American Rivers, Our New Mexico Rivers and Amigos Bravos. A petition to support the healthy future of the Upper Pecos River and watershed by asking the NM Water Quality Control Commission to designate it as an “outstanding national water resource” giving it protections. Link below for specifics on what the designation would mean.
From American Rivers – “In 2021, the Pecos River listed as number five in American Rivers’ America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report. However, the river remains threatened and now is an important opportunity to protect the river’s water quality – and an important opportunity for you to speak up in defense of the Pecos.”
“In April, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission will be deciding whether to provide the Upper Pecos with Outstanding National Resource Waters designation. With this designation, the Pecos will see benefits to its traditional uses essential to New Mexicans’ rich cultural heritage, including acequias and ranching. It also ensures all New Mexicans will continue to have access to clean water when fishing, rafting, and swimming in the Upper Pecos Watershed.”
“The future of the Pecos will depend on these critical water quality protections, and we need to make sure the Commission gets that message from New Mexico residents. That is where you come in!”
“Please take a moment to let the Commission know you are in support of clean water and Outstanding National Resource Waters protections for the Pecos by APRIL 10th, 2022.”
https://ournmwaters.com/protecting-the-pecos-river/
(Link above has the entire official filing and petition. You may need to turn off your ad-blockers for the petition to load properly) 
Link to what - outstanding natural resource water - designation means for water protections.  https://ournmwaters.com/faq/
Water and snow melt - what will the future bring? Many thanks to Abiquiu News for this info regarding the Water Congresso Event. For more information on the San Juan - Chama Watershed Partnership, and to sign up for the event- see link at the very bottom.
“The Future of Snow and Water in a Changing Climate” 
Part 2, Water Outlook - Sage Faulkner, Chama Peak Land Alliance 
Recently, during New Mexico’s legislative session, Mike Hamman explained to committee members that snowpack looks bleak for the state as a whole amid continuing drought conditions.  (Montoya Bryan, S. 2022, Jan 25. More Fields Could Go Unplanted Under New Mexico Water Plan, Albuquerque Journal - https://www.abqjournal.com/2464345/more-fields-could-go-unplanted-under-new-mexico-water-plan.html )  What does this mean for farmers, landowners, recreationalists and others along the Rio Chama?  For some, getting paid to leave fields unplanted may be an option.  For others, looking at more drought resistant methods and ways of being resilient are quickly becoming a new piece of their strategic management plan. 
Recent winter storms indicate that 2022 may be more similar to 2021 for water users. While 2021 saw a lot of shortages, in a lot of systems, it may simply be a more common representation of what irrigators will face going forward. The challenge for users, and those involved in Rio Chama Congreso, will be to focus on conservation and ways to become resilient as the area adjusts to a forecast with less water in the future. 
“The challenge for farmers in the headwaters, is that they are the first to get water restrictions.  Water is such an important issue, and there are benefits to irrigation like the recharging of aquifers, that are not acknowledged.”  Donald Martinez, Rio Arriba Cooperative Extension Services Agricultural Agent.  It is important, he says, for farmers and land stewards to be included in the decision making.  He also says it is equally important for the landowners and stakeholders to know what is happening both locally and statewide and attending the Rio Chama Congreso webinar will help folks gather current information. 
The Rio Chama Congreso virtual webinar will be February 25, 2022.  Mr. Hamman will discuss the current water outlook with Rio Chama Congreso attendees.  Registration to the event is free for interested individuals and info may be found at: www.sanjuanchama.org
Roundhouse Hydrogen Hub Update – and ACTION ALERT! The second Hydrogen Hub Bill (HB227) introduced in the House over the weekend has been “tabled” (meaning dead for now). However, Hydrogen is being placed into a Senate Bill appearing in committee tomorrow SB 194 Additional Energy Acts Definitions, TOMORROW - Tuesday, Feb. 8th at 9:00 –  adding it as an “acceptable form of electricity in NM”. The method being supported to create hydrogen energy by some NM legislators are not remotely “clean” and support the oil and gas industry by using methane for part of the process. Once again, the folks at Retake Our Democracy lay the issue out for us – and provide information and links to reach out to lawmakers. A phone call, a quick email with subject line will work wonders to let our legislators know – 
NO hydrogen energy production in NM unless it is produced using clean renewable energy! Period.
Hydrogen Hub in the House – DEAD! (but read on…) From Retake
…”As Speaker Egolf told us on Sunday, the new Hydrogen Hub bill (HB 227) was pulled from House Appropriations & Finance today, and he later placed the bill on the “Speaker’s Table” on the House Floor, which basically means the bill is dead. That’s the fastest downfall of a bill we’ve ever seen!  Though we were unhappy with Speaker Egolf and Rep. Lundstrom for the sneaky way they tried to revive the Hydrogen Hub and bypass the usual committee hearings, we’re grateful that Egolf saw the error of his ways and killed the bill. But we’ll be sure keep our eyes open for further possible Hydrogen Hub developments!”
Again from Retake …
”Tues., Feb. 8, 9 a.m., Rm. 311, Senate Conservation is scheduled to hear SB 194 Additional Energy Acts Definitions (https://retakeourdemocracy.org/sb-194-additional-energy-acts-definitions/).  We’d originally thought this was the new Hydrogen Hub bill, but this bill basically just adds hydrogen production to the acceptable forms of renewable electricity generation in our state. 
Bad enough – hydrogen is not “renewable” -- but this bill doesn’t incentivize and attempt to develop hydrogen production. We OPPOSE this bill. Please read the NEW talking points in the link above, and – if you haven’t yet – please call and email committee members to urge them to vote NO on SB 194. We also encourage you to join the Zoom webinar using the link below to offer public comments, take the on-screen poll, and express your opposition to this bill.” 
Join the Zoom webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86543845863. Or via telephone US: +1-253-215-8782. Webinar ID: 865 4384 5863. Or you can watch the Webcast at nmlegis.gov. Please note that the Webcast is not interactive — you cannot participate in polls, raise your hand, or offer comment while watching the Webcast. 
Senate Conservation 
•Chair: Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics (D). District 39 (Bernalillo, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Torrance and Valencia). Room 328B, (505) 986-4377. Email: lstefanics@msn.com
•Vice Chair: Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D). District 16 (Bernalillo). Room 218C, (505) 986-4389. Email: sedillolopez@nmlegis.gov 
•Ranking Member: David M. Gallegos (R). District 41 (Eddy & Lea). Room 415A, (505) 986-4278. Email: rsi@hotmail.com
•Member: Joseph Cervantes (D). District 31 (Doña Ana). Room 319, (505) 986-4861. Email: cervantes@nmlegis.gov
•Member: Carrie Hamblen (D). District 38 (Dona Ana). Room 416G, (505) 986-4266. Email: hamblen@nmlegis.gov
•Member: Steven P. Neville (R). District 2 (San Juan). Room 415B, (505) 986-4701. Email: neville@nmlegis.gov
•Member: Harold Pope (D). District 23 (Bernalillo). Room 416E, (505) 986-4365. Email: popejr@nmlegis.gov
•Member: Gregg Schmedes (R). District 19 (Bernalillo, Sandovalj, Santa Fe & Torrance). Room 415F, (505) 986-4395. Email: schmedes@nmlegis.gov
•Member: William P. Soules (D). District 37 (Doña Ana). Room 328C, (505) 986-4834. Email: soules@nmlegis.gov
To send group email, copy and paste this block: “Joseph Cervantes” <joseph.cervantes@nmlegis.gov>, “David M. Gallegos” <david.rsi@hotmail.com>, “Carrie Hamblen” <carrie.hamblen@nmlegis.gov>, “Steven P. Neville” <steven.neville@nmlegis.gov>, “Harold Pope” <harold.popejr@nmlegis.gov>, “Gregg Schmedes” <gregg.schmedes@nmlegis.gov>, “Antoinette Sedillo Lopez” <a.sedillolopez@nmlegis.gov>, “William P. Soules” <bill.soules@nmlegis.gov>, “Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics” <lstefanics@msn.com>
Hydrogen Hub and Green Amendment News. After 6 hours of intense debate the Hydrogen Hub Development Bill was tabled! But not dead. (Sunday we will report on the hearing in detail which was riveting. Spoiler: there is/was bipartisan opposition!).  Tomorrow, Saturday Jan. 29th  9 a.m. we can show our support for a New Mexico Green Amendment. Making clean air, water and land a right of every citizen.
We need not testify during the hearing – simply showing up and voting in a poll to show support would be a HUGE BOOST. Zoom link below and details if you choose to testify. 
Don’t have time to Zoom? A quick email or call to these 2 key Representatives will help. 
Rep. Matthew McQueen – Committee Chair. Call: (505) 986-4423 Email: matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov 
Rep. Meredith Dixon – Committee Member: Call: (505) 401-8339, (505) 986-4210 Email: meredith.dixon@nmlegis.gov
____________________________________ 
(Info below provided by Maya K van Rossum, National & NM state leader of Green Amendments for the Generations). 
“The NM Green Amendment is scheduled for its first hearing in the House Energy, Environment, & Natural Resources Committee this Saturday, Jan. 29th at 9 am MT! Please join in via Zoom, show your support in the poll, and testify in favor!" 
When: Jan. 29th, 2022 9:00 am MT
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031344397
"Yesterday’s hearing on the Hydrogen Hub turned out 270 people to committee zoom in opposition. Let’s see if we can rival that!" 
"Even if you don’t want to testify, your presence shows interest and makes a powerful statement. At the beginning of the meeting they may have a poll of who is for an who against – so please be on early so you can be sure to register your support for the Green Amendment in that poll." 
"HOW TO TESTIFY - If you plan on testifying, you will likely have just one minute to speak. The attached “Overall Talking Points” document includes many key arguments for a Green Amendment that can be plucked from for your testimony. Try not to repeat others' points and add your personal story/connection to the Green Amendment for even more strength!"
Here are two links to quickly bring you up to speed – the story: https://nmgreenamendment.org/    https://nmgreenamendment.org/resources/  < See NM Green Amendment Talking Points Link 2022 and others
Hydrogen Hub and Green Amendment News. After 6 hours of intense debate the Hydrogen Hub Development Bill was tabled! But not dead. (Sunday we will report on the hearing in detail which was riveting. Spoiler: there is/was bipartisan opposition!).  Tomorrow, Saturday Jan. 29th  9 a.m. we can show our support for a New Mexico Green Amendment. Making clean air, water and land a right of every citizen.
We need not testify during the hearing – simply showing up and voting in a poll to show support would be a HUGE BOOST. Zoom link below and details if you choose to testify. 
Don’t have time to Zoom? A quick email or call to these 2 key Representatives will help. 
Rep. Matthew McQueen – Committee Chair. Call: (505) 986-4423 Email: matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov 
Rep. Meredith Dixon – Committee Member: Call: (505) 401-8339, (505) 986-4210 Email: meredith.dixon@nmlegis.gov
____________________________________ 
(Info below provided by Maya K van Rossum, National & NM state leader of Green Amendments for the Generations). 
“The NM Green Amendment is scheduled for its first hearing in the House Energy, Environment, & Natural Resources Committee this Saturday, Jan. 29th at 9 am MT! Please join in via Zoom, show your support in the poll, and testify in favor!" 
When: Jan. 29th, 2022 9:00 am MT
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031344397
"Yesterday’s hearing on the Hydrogen Hub turned out 270 people to committee zoom in opposition. Let’s see if we can rival that!" 
"Even if you don’t want to testify, your presence shows interest and makes a powerful statement. At the beginning of the meeting they may have a poll of who is for an who against – so please be on early so you can be sure to register your support for the Green Amendment in that poll." 
"HOW TO TESTIFY - If you plan on testifying, you will likely have just one minute to speak. The attached “Overall Talking Points” document includes many key arguments for a Green Amendment that can be plucked from for your testimony. Try not to repeat others' points and add your personal story/connection to the Green Amendment for even more strength!"
Here are two links to quickly bring you up to speed – the story: https://nmgreenamendment.org/    https://nmgreenamendment.org/resources/  < See NM Green Amendment Talking Points Link 2022
LOAD MORE