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An important read. Note the areas we have put in all caps in this article break out (entire article link below). Let's keep our eyes on this issue.
Headline: NM’s extractive industries create as much toxic water per day as the amount of municipal water that people in the state use.
From the article: The New Mexico Desalination Association invited water experts to talk about how the state can move away from using traditional water sources at the New Water for New Mexico conference at the Sandia Resort and Casino on Thursday.
They talked about alternative or unconventional sources of water New Mexico could turn to as its regular supply decreases, including recycling what’s called “produced water,” a byproduct of extraction. 
But since this toxic water is prohibited for reuse for anything other than the oil and gas industry in New Mexico, SPEAKERS SUGGESTED REVISING NEW MEXICO’S WATER LAWS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
Last year, the oil and gas industry in New Mexico generated about 60 billion gallons of produced water, which equates to over 160 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY — the same amount of total daily municipal water consumption in the state.
Deal-Blackwell said people don’t know enough about the stigmatized subject of recycling water sources.“It’s our fault,” she said. “We’re not educating them.” 
(RACC edit: the following statement made by the desalination industry representative) PRODUCED WATER COULD BE USED FOR CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES, SHE SAID. “We can clean and use that produced water without fear of it harming anyone,” Deal-Blackwell said.
Not everyone agrees, though. For instance, there’s controversy on the produced water irrigation in Kern County, California. Although the California water quality board approved it, people have pointed to potential threats to wildlife and the environment, and an overall lack of information on produced water. 
ELAINE CIMINO, DIRECTOR OF COMMON GROUND RISING, SAID CALIFORNIANS ARE EVEN BOYCOTTING THOSE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OUT OF FEAR OF HEALTH RISKS.
https://sourcenm.com/2022/10/24/water-companies-want-nm-to-reuse-oil-and-gas-byproduct-despite-safety-and-environmental-concerns/
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
This past Monday, Oct. 3rd, over 50 youth from YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), were joined by Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective and Indigenous Water Protectors (who traveled from Diné Nation) for a gathering. They protested at the NM Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Santa Fe to make their concerns over their future known. Below is their statement and a link to a full press release. (photo credits to John Acosta, Anne Hanna and Evalyn Bemis)
...Over fifty youth from around the state took the day off of school today to protest the annual New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) gathering. Organized by YUCCA, young Indigenous, POC, and allied youth and adults marched and rallied during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans. 
Speakers from YUCCA, Pueblo Action Alliance, and K’owa Collective were joined by Indigenous Water Protectors who traveled from Diné Nation for the action. The protesters blocked traffic and blocked the entrance of the hotel - calling for corporate accountability for the ways in which oil and gas has burned New Mexico - literally and figuratively. 
New Mexico is the fastest warming state in the country. “We refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse. We are already seeing absolutely devastating impacts of climate disruption – with the largest fire in our state’s history and the largest fire in the United States this summer. More than 903 structures burned – people lost their homes, their livelihoods. Our mountains will never be the same! If we don’t stop extracting oil and gas and reverse emissions trends in the next 8 years, scientists warn we will reach a point of no return. I’m scared for my future. We have got to stop this destructive industry!” said Seneca Johnson, a spokesperson for YUCCA.
https://www.earthcarenm.org/so/aeOEfD-wR?languageTag=en&cid=f0e8b488-da5d-48af-8eed-acb75d4dea5b#/main
Monday, October 3rd, YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) is hosting a march and rally in Santa Fe - coinciding with a meeting of Oil and Gas executives from New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) - happening Saturday through Tuesday. 
These execs will be planning their strategies for the 2023 NM legislative session. We'll report on any news that comes from these meetings - and watch specifically for hydrogen energy development which was a hot topic in last year's sessions. Citizens were able to tamp down any dirty hydrogen bills, but we can count on the issue returning in 2023.
From YUCCA - "While New Mexico continues to experience the devastating effects of climate change, where wildfires have ravaged over 120,000 acres, and water-stress levels continue to be extremely high compared to the rest of the nation, the oil and gas industry continues to come out in force to deepen the state’s dependence on fossil fuels. "
"Oil and gas executives from New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) will gather this Saturday - Tuesday in Santa Fe to plan how to continue to extract and exploit our lands and communities." 
"Let's show the NMOGA that we refuse to be complicit while their fossil fuel extraction leads us down a path of total climate collapse."
 "YUCCA and Indigenous climate justice partners, as well as allies and supporters have organized a march and rally during the opening session of the annual NMOGA Meeting. Youth and allies will gather to demand an end to oil and gas extraction and exploitation that puts fossil fuel profits over the health, safety, and futures of New Mexicans."
The 2023 NM State Legislative Sessions will be in session in January. Lawmakers and citizen advocates are currently preparing bills for consideration. News comes from the national founder of the Green Amendment movement, Maya K. van Rossum regarding language modifications which will hopefully further the progress of a NM Green Amendment in 2023. We feature some of the potential language which would be added to the NM State Constitution if NM passes a Green Amendment. (we will be following its progress over the next few months).
Backstory: As you may or may not recall, a New Mexico Green Amendment is entering its third season at the Roundhouse. The movement is alive and well – and we remind everyone that in states like Pennsylvania it took somewhere close to 7 years to pass. Lead by legislators such as State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, a Green Amendment is again being penned for consideration by lawmakers. 
New Mexico joins other states, all working to advance a Green Amendment to be placed into their constitutions - Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
What is a Green Amendment? (from the website-below)
The goal of the Green Amendments For The Generations is to advance a Green Amendment movement (edit) and secures for all people constitutional recognition and protection of their inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments.  We seek to inspire and support pursuit and passage of self-executing, environmental rights amendments in the Bill of Rights section of every state constitution across the U.S. and ultimately at the federal level.
For more on the national movement: www.ForTheGenerations.org
The New Mexico Green Amendment website: https://nmgreenamendment.org/
For videos featuring State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and other citizen supporters:  https://nmgreenamendment.org/resources/watch-listen/
The 2023 NM State Legislative Sessions will be in session in January. Lawmakers and citizen advocates are currently preparing bills for consideration. News comes from the national founder of the Green Amendment movement, Maya K. van Rossum regarding language modifications which will hopefully further the progress of a NM Green Amendment in 2023. We feature some of the potential language which would be added to the NM State Constitution if NM passes a Green Amendment. (we will be following its progress over the next few months).
Backstory: As you may or may not recall, a New Mexico Green Amendment is entering its third season at the Roundhouse. The movement is alive and well – and we remind everyone that in states like Pennsylvania it took somewhere close to 7 years to pass. Lead by legislators such as State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, a Green Amendment is again being penned for consideration by lawmakers. 
New Mexico joins other states, all working to advance a Green Amendment to be placed into their constitutions - Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
What is a Green Amendment? (from the website-below)
The goal of the Green Amendments For The Generations is to advance a Green Amendment movement (edit) and secures for all people constitutional recognition and protection of their inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments.  We seek to inspire and support pursuit and passage of self-executing, environmental rights amendments in the Bill of Rights section of every state constitution across the U.S. and ultimately at the federal level.
For more on the national movement: www.ForTheGenerations.org
The New Mexico Green Amendment website: https://nmgreenamendment.org/
For videos featuring State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and other citizen supporters:  https://nmgreenamendment.org/resources/watch-listen/
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"
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