Water

Clean-water coalition, industry reach settlement on Dairy Rule

The average New Mexico dairy holds 2,000 cows and produces more waste daily than a small city.

On Monday, April 6, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission expressed support for a settlement between the Citizens Dairy Coalition (which includes the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter), the dairy industry, the New Mexico Attorney General and the New Mexico Environment Department that retains some of the protections of our state’s current, unenforced Dairy Rule. The commission will vote on the new rule at its May meeting in Santa Fe.

House to vote on privatizing water, preempting local oil and gas rules

Paradox gas well. Legislation being considered now would remove local ordinances and common-sense rules on siting and pollution by oil and gas wells.

Please contact your representative about two dangerous bills the New Mexico House of Representatives will vote on soon: HB299, which would privatize our drinking water, and HB 366, which would give political appointees the power to preempt local oil and gas regulations. 

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