WATER GRAB - P3 - LOCAL ENVIRO NEWS
September 21, 2017 -
THERE IS A HEARING ON THE WATER GRAB (APR) PROJECT AT MACEY CENTER,
AT NEW MEXICO TECH, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 6PM.
PLEASE COME!!! WE NEED TO SHOW UP AND MAKE IT CLEAR THAT OUR INTERESTS
The purpose of this hearing, according to the State Engineers
Scheduling Order is to provide information on the administrative
hearing process, alternate dispute resolution, and to provide
APR an opportunity, if amenable, to a description and summary
of its application, and for protestants to succinctly state their
positions other than those stated in the respective protest letters.
It appears that APR will have the opportunity to make a presentation
while we may be limited in who can speak and what we can say.
Very, very important that we show up in large numbers!!!
7, 2017 -
Mexico Project Would Pipe Rural Groundwater 150 Miles to Big City.
... An absentee property owner aims to tap ancient groundwater
for delivery to Albuquerque, but ranchers in the arid valley worry
it will dry up their livelihood and the water will never return.
of (SEC) contract harmful? The City of Socorros offer to
buy out Socorro Electric Cooperative is the reason behind the
Co-ops decision not to let City Administrator Donald Monette
review its contract with Tri-State Energy last month. Chieftain
2016- Tri-State presentation to SEC
How do Socorro Electric Co-op rates stack up.
(Part 1 of 2) Chieftain
(Part 2 coming)
2, 2017 -
Thousands weigh in on wolf recovery plan ... Just hours before
the Tuesday night deadline approached for the public to weigh
in on a proposed federal management plan for the endangered Mexican
gray wolf, more than 9,000 comments had been posted online. Thousands
more had been submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by mail
most opposing a wolf recovery plan that many criticized
as too restrictive to allow the species to thrive.
28, 2017 -
Rio Grande Aquifer System. Composite Hydrograph Well Location
25, 2017 -
Hydrogeology of the San Agustin Plains
by Alex Rinehart, Daniel Koning and Stacy Timmons. New Mexico
Bureau of Geology. 62nd New Mexico Water Conference August 16,
23, 2017 -
Why Charter Schools Are Losing Support From Democrats. TruthOut
15, 2017 -
Sen. Udall speaks at water conference. Chieftain
17, 2017 -
Pence's Indiana 'Cautionary Tale' for Privatizing Infrastructure
Projects. White House plan touts partnerships with private sector
while Indiana residents navigate aftermath of roadway privatization
approved by Pence, their former governor. CommonDreams
Public Services. ... How cities and citizens are turning back
11, 2017 -
New Mexico State Engineer Schedualing Order. issued August 10,
10, 2017 -
Would you support a City of Cororro buyout of the SEC? Vote
3, 2017 -
proposes buyout of SEC: Options outlined at Co-op board meeting
As readers no doubt notice, the national news items rely heavily
on several "progressive" (meaning truth to power) websites.
Now Google is censoring access to those specific websites we use
from their search engine. Aggressive censorship started long before
Trump, as censorship was considerably ramped up under Obama.
Prison Demands New Mexico and Feds Find 300 More Prisoners in
60 Days or It Will Close. ... Core Civic isn't making enough money
after sentencing reforms.
2, 2017 -
Socorro Electric Co-op member survey -
In the upcoming months, SEC will be conducting a phone survey
with members to received input on a variety of issues. We are
interested in how we are doing as your provider. The SEC has hired
a professional firm to conduct this survey, with the hopes of
giving honest feedback about the service. The survey will ask
questions on a variety of topics, such as the price of electricity,
renewable energy, responsiveness to inquires, and internet service.
27, 2017 -
from Socorro Mayor, Ravi Bhasker, to the
to the Wild - Mexican gray wolf recovery program faces challenges.
support (SunZiaw) road restructions -
21, 2017 -
Goals discussed at wolf recovery meeting ... If the Mexican gray
wolf population averages 320 in the wild in the United States
over an eight-year period, the animal could be removed from the
endangered species list.
17, 2017 -
Speak up for Wolves - Attend upcoming meetings:
20th - T of C - 6 - 9pm
Civic Center, Ralph Edwards Auditorium, 400 W 4th
22nd - Albuquerque, NM (Facebook
Crowne Plaza Albuquerque 1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque,
at the Wolf Den: 11 am - 12:45 pm
Rally: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
FWS Meeting: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
16, 2017 -
25 Percent of Australian Homes Have Switched to Solar, and Other
Green Triumphs This Week TruthDig
13, 2017 -
Co-op defends situation with TDS - Chieftain
7, 2017 -
Wolf Draft Revised Recovery Plan released Chieftain
range and spotting map:
SunZia supply SEC? Chieftain
Killing Coyotes Doesn't Make Livestock Safer. TruthOut
6, 2017 -
Throws Out Feds Misguided Policy Limiting Prosecution of
Killers of Endangered Wildlife. ... Late yesterday, a federal
judge threw out the Department of Justices flawed McKittrick
Policy under which the government only prosecuted killers
of animals on the Endangered Species Acts (ESA) list of
imperiled species when it could prove the killer knew the exact
biological identity of the species s/he was harming. The decision
came as a result of a challenge brought by WildEarth Guardians
Mexico Wilderness Alliance in 2013.
5, 2017 -
new west: why Republicans blocked public land management . ...
As permanent tourists move to the western US, the
oil and gas-captured Republican party is fighting to keep locals
out of managing public lands. Guardian
Money Goes After Trumps Public Infrastructure Projects TruthDig
(Note: this is not the infrastructure list that incluses the APR)
4, 2017 -
and National Security - Council on Foreign Relations Discussion
is a neo-liberal "think
tank" (sic). These are not supporters of honorable values.
29, 2017 -
releases electric utility feasibility study -
light of the Socorro City Council's recent release of its long
awaited electric feasibility study, Mayor Ravi Bhasker issued
a formal letter to the Socorro Electric Cooperative at its regular
bi-monthly meeting. Chieftain
the full report
or visit the Socorro city website. City
Navajo power plant likely to close
despite Trumps promises to save coal. Raw
change is shrinking the Wests water supply ... Three new
studies show dry times ahead.
private money solve public water problems?
As facilities age and public funding declines, private companies
may step in.
High Country News
26, 2017 -
file protests against water application.
would like to post a reminder of a meeting of the San Augustin
Water Coalition (SAWC) in Datil on June 27th at 6:00pm at the
Datil Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.
Thank you, Linn Kennedy Chair
As you are aware from the recent meeting of the San Augustin Water
Coalition, well monitoring is a good idea for all of us. Monitoring
will give us data that we will need to show "impairment"
if the APR get their project approved (heaven forbid!). Below
is a message from the folks in the East Mountains who are also
fighting a water grab attempt. I thought you might like to know
their take on monitoring. Note that the Office of the State Engineer
is reluctant to use the data. By joining the well-monitoring effort
we become added pressure to force the OSE to pay attention.
Carol Pittman P.S. If you need another copy of the Well Monitoring
flyer from NM Tech, let me know and I will send it. email@example.com
the Deep Well Project: -
Sara Chudnoff was with Bernalillo County, hired by Dan McGregor
to expand the well monitoring program here - and expand it she
did. She is great to work with and I'm really glad she will be
putting together a well monitoring program around the state. Here,
she expanded the program to 200 wells, which are monitored at
least twice a year using proper methods. And that program has
documented a reduction in water levels all over the area of about
2 feet per year - a number which should qualify us for being a
Critical Management area, according to the Morrison Criteria.
In any case, I hope many people in your area will get their wells
monitored - it's really good data to have (although we find that
the OSE is still reluctant to use the data. They would rather
use well drilling data, which may be very old and is certainly
from a wide variety of dates. Janet Winchester Silbaugh. Download
- Aquifer Maping Program
14 Deep Well Protest (E. Mountains)
schedule hearing on July 19, 2017 at the Office of State Engineer
re: APR, has been postponed.
Border Water at Risk - Report on aquifers along the US/Mexico
on Regional Trend, Reading, Pa. Passes Anti-Privatization Measure.
& Water Watch.
21, 2017 -
How privatization could spell the end of democracy. ... Between
Trump and tech, never before have so many powerful people been
so intent on transforming government into a business. Guardian
Neoliberalism turned our world into a business. And there are
two big winners. ... Fearmongering Donald Trump and optimistic
Silicon Valley seem to epitomize opposing ideologies. But the
two have far more in common than you think. Guardian
9, 2017) Congressional Progressive Cacus white paper on "21
Century New Deal for Jobs" including concerns regarding infrastructure.
House Bill by Juan Lujuan: "To rebuild and modernize the
Nations infrastructure to expand access to broadband internet,
rehabilitate drinking water infrastructure, modernize the electric
grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields,
strengthen health care infrastructure, create jobs, protect public
health and the environment, and for other purposes"
21, 21017 - New Mexico Lobbyists report spending nearly $292K
during session. New
Mexico In Depth