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March 21, 2019
1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson orders
4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery
civil rights marchers.

 

 

 

 

 

Video: As Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Prepares to Meet Donald Trump, His Family’s Close Ties to Notorious Paramilitary Gangs Draw Scrutiny and Outrage.  Intercept  

Manning and the New Inquisition. ...  The U.S. government, determined to extradite and try Julian Assange for espionage, must find a way to separate what Assange and WikiLeaks did in publishing classified material leaked to them by Chelsea Manning from what The New York Times and The Washington Post did in publishing the same material.  TruthDig/Hedges  

Trump administration ignoring human rights monitors, ACLU tells UN.  Guardian  

ENVIRONMENT

Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapse.  TruthOut  

Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach. ... Marine biologists horrified to find 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags inside Cuvier’s beaked whale.  Guardian

Citing 'Permanent Oil Price Decline,' Norwegian Fund's Fossil Fuel Divestment Could Spark Global 'Shockwave' ... "The decision should sound like a red alert for private banks and investors whose oil and gas assets are becoming increasingly risky and morally untenable," say climate campaigners.  CommonDreams  

The Ocean Is Coming.  TruthOut  

Why eating less meat is the best thing you can do for the planet in 2019. ... Eating meat has a hefty impact on the environment from fueling climate change to polluting landscapes and waterways.  Guardian  

Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth. ... After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself.  
Guardian
 

Heatwaves sweeping oceans ‘like wildfires’, scientists reveal. ... Extreme temperatures destroy kelp, seagrass and corals – with alarming impacts for humanity.  Guardian  

Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds. ... Of 265 US power plants that monitor groundwater, 242 report unsafe levels of at least one pollutant derived from coal ash.  Guardian  

Saudis Join With US to Kill EU Effort to Create Dirty Money Blacklist. ... "Governments must ask themselves whether they are on the side of autocrats or their citizens!"  CommonDreams  

The Neoliberal Road to Serfdom. ... The oldest refrain of the Right is that socialism leads to tyranny. Yet for the last four decades, it’s neoliberalism that’s been inching us closer to a police state.  Jacobin  

Ricardo Hausmann’s “Morning After” for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido’s Economic Agenda.  Gray Zone  

March 20, 2019
1971 - Two U.S. platoons in Vietnam refuse their orders to advance.

Fewer Than 20 Percent Of Americans Say Trump Opposes White Nationalism. ... Most of the president’s supporters said white Americans face a lot of discrimination.  HuffPost  

'Why Educate the Public When You Can Give Billionaires Tax Cuts': Trump Budget Would Slash All Federal Funding for Media, Arts, Libraries, Museums. ... "We should be spending more, not less," argued one critic.  CommonDreams    Related:  With Trillions in Safety Net Cuts, Bernie Sanders Says Trump Budget 'Breathtaking in Its Degree of Cruelty' ... "This is a budget for the military industrial complex, for corporate CEOs, for Wall Street, and for the billionaire class."  CommonDreams  

Will Decentralization of Neo-Nazism Spur More Right-Wing Terrorism?  TruthOut  

Brazil President’s U.S. Visit Kicks Off With Steve Bannon-Sponsored Paranoia Fest. ... At the Trump hotel event, anti-globalist advocates pushed for even greater influence over Jair Bolsonaro’s government. HuffPost

'One of the World's Most Respected Intelligence Services': Bolsonaro's Bring-Your-Son-to-the-CIA Day. ... "This is the perfect symbol for Latin America's far right, which has for decades drowned the left in blood thanks to the help of its CIA benefactor."  CommonDreams

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change ... A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. HuffPost

 Social Media Companies “Struggle” to Help Censors Keep us in the Dark. ... According to CNN Business, “Facebook, YouTube and Twitter struggle to deal with New Zealand shooting video.”  CounterPunch  

Saudi Crown Prince’s Brutal Drive to Crush Dissenters Began Before Khashoggi.  NY Times  

Raging white woman spits at black people as she spews the N-word — and quickly loses her job.  RawStory

Ilhan Omar Speaks Out On Israel In New Op-Ed
“A balanced, inclusive approach to the conflict recognizes the shared desire for security and freedom of both peoples,” the Minnesota Democrat wrote.
 HuffPost  

March 19, 2019
1935 - The British fire on 20,000 Muslims in
India, killing 23.

Why Trump’s comments about the New Zealand attacks are so disturbing.   AlterNet  

Former Neo-Nazi: Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy.DemocracyNow  
Related:
State-Sponsored Islamophobia & Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Embolden Right-Wing Terrorists.  DemocracyNow  

Despite Crackdowns, White Supremacist And Neo-Nazi Videos Take Stubborn Root On YouTube. ... The ideas in a treatise by Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman responsible for the massacres at two New Zealand mosques, are also circulating on many of the world’s most popular social media platforms.  HuffPost    Related:   Exclusive: 7 U.S. Military Members Identified As Part Of White Nationalist Group, ,,, Leaked chat logs revealed military servicemen with ties to the extremist group Identity Evropa.  HuffPost  

America's Economy Is Rigged From Top to Bottom. ... The children of working stiffs learned a brutal lesson this week as federal prosecutors criminally charged rich people with buying admission to elite universities for their less-than-stellar children. The lesson is that no matter how hard you work, no matter how smart or talented you are, a dumb, lazy rich kid is going to beat you. 
TruthDig  

Don’t Let Mueller Restore Your Faith in the FBI.
TruthOut  

CLICK BAIT

Religious Conservatives Argue Adam And Eve Would Never Have Been Banished From Eden If They’d Had Guns.  > Go  

Antonio Brown Buys Pittsburgh Billboard To Thank Antonio Brown For Putting Up With City.  > Go  

5 things to know about Beto O'Rourke  > Go  

ICE Is Illegally Detaining Kids As Young As 5, Who Are Suffering ‘Horrendous’ Effects. ... Lawyers said the children are experiencing depression, physical illnesses and appetite loss.  HuffPost  

'Endless Trip to Hell': Israel Jails Hundreds of Palestinian Boys a Year. These Are Their Testimonies. ... They’re seized in the dead of night, blindfolded and cuffed, abused and manipulated to confess to crimes they didn't commit. Every year Israel arrests almost 1,000 Palestinian youngsters, some of them not yet 13.  Haaretz  

Gold King Mine wastewater contaminating the rivers once again.  Navajo Times  

Trump 2020: a huge war chest, a million volunteers and a revamped digital campaign.  ... He came into 2016 as an outsider but now he has the Republican party support, big money donors and a new digital guru to power his 2020 campaign. Guardian  

Establishment Democrats Are Undermining Medicare for All.  TruthOut  

Trump is cornered, with violence on his mind. We must be on red alert. ... Investigators close in, the president invokes the support of the military, police and vigilantes. This is a perilous moment.  Guardian  

March 18, 2019
1969 - President Nixon authorizes Operation Menue, the 'secret' bombing of Cambodia.

“A Fundamentally Illegitimate Choice”: Shoshana Zuboff on the Age of Surveillance Capitalism.  Intercept    Related:  Zuboff website    -  Related:  'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism.  Guardian  -   Related:  Amazon product list    -  Related  Google product list  

Venezuela Coup Leader’s Oil Plans Revealed: Guaidó Hopes to Privatize State-Controlled Industry.  ...  US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela’s oil industry and open up the oil-rich country to foreign corporations, Reuters reported.  Gray Zone  

US official reveals Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract public. ... Revealed: Interior department official says he is ‘thrilled’ by Trump’s ‘knack for keeping the attention of the media and public focused somewhere else’  Guardian  

‘Jesus didn’t come to make us rich’ — and Trump’s popularity among evangelicals exposes them for what they really are: Chris Hedges.  RawStory  

Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric.  Intercept  

GOP congressman releases statement that appears sympathetic to the New Zealand shooter’s motives. ... Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggests the New Zealand shooter had reasonable concerns about immigrants.  ThinkProgress  

If the Filibuster Remains, the Progressive Agenda Is Doomed. .. It takes 60 votes for Democrats to build something, but only 50 for the GOP to tear it down.  
The Nation
 

US to deny visas for ICC members investigating alleged war crimes.  Washington also threatened economic sanctions if war crimes court goes ahead with inquiry into US troops in Afghanistan.  Guardian  

Did Dallas Police and Local Media Collude to Cover Up Terrorist Threats against Journalist Barrett Brown?  CounterPunch  

Weekend of March 15-17, 2019
1190 - The Crusades begin the massacre of Jews in York, England. ... 1942 - The Nazis begin
deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.

Weekend Read:  Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself - by David Talbot.   The election of Donald Trump in 2016, like most of his campaign, came as a shock to many Americans. How could a man so lacking in capacity, so void of any intellectual heft, become the president of the United States? How did Trump, a man with no detectable personal qualities outside of resentment and the will to dominate, appeal to millions of Americans and win the highest office in the land? The American right has spent decades turning away from reasoned discourse toward a rhetoric of pure resentment—it’s this shift that laid the groundwork for Trump’s ascendency.  Related:  Numb to corruption: How Republicans trained their base to ignore Trump's criminality. How we got here: Republicans spent decades indoctrinating their supporters to ignore scandal and corruption.  Salon    Available at Powels 

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy.  DemocracyNow  

US backed coups/invasions in Latin America

Guatemala, 1954
Bolivia, 1963  
Brazil, 1964 
Dominican Republic, 1965
Chile, 1973  
Argentina, 1976
El Salvador, 1980s
Nicaragua, 1980s
Grenada, 1983
Panama, 1989  
Honduras, 2009
Uruguay, 1973, 
Paraguay (twice)
Venezuela, 2002, 2019 (in progress)
Haiti, 1991 and 2004 (Elected president kidnapped by US embassy staff and flown to Africa on a US Steel executive jet)

No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is far worse than you can imagine - William Blum, US State Department

Tribunal Declares Trump and Duterte Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity. ...Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, aided and abetted by U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a recent ruling from the International Peoples’ Tribunal on the Philippines.  TruthOut  

Will New Mexico’s Historic Labor Win Spark Change in Other States?.  TruthOut  

The Boeing 737 Max 8: a Case Study in Uncreative Destruction.  CounterPunch    Related:  (2016) Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster. Guardian  

Animal Right is the Nex Frontier for the Left. ... As the left hardens its commitment to fighting climate change, social injustice, and rampant capitalism, the question of what to do about animals will become inescapable.  
The New Republic  

Brazil to Open Indigenous Reserves to Mining Without Indigenous Consent. ... For many years, international and Brazilian mining companies have dreamed of getting access to the mineral wealth lying beneath indigenous lands. Finally, the government of Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to give them that opportunity.
CommonDreams  

Who ordered Marielle Franco's murder?
David Miranda. ... Finding who ordered her death is key to the most important political cause of our time: stopping authoritarianism in Brazil.  Guardian  

Republican congressman says Green New Deal is ‘tantamount to genocide’. ... Calling the Green New Deal resolution a “fantasy-land proposal” and “tantamount to genocide,” House Republicans said they want to have a public debate on the plan in order to “pull the curtain back.”  ThinkProgress  

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APR, Augustin Plains, Socorro Electric, SECanchn SEC APR

APR WATER GRAB - SEC - LOCAL ENVIRO. & NEWS

March 9, 2019 -
NM Environmental Law Center Green Fire Report
Mt. Taylor Mind; LANL Consent Order; HB 220; HB 255 - Legislation update

March 2, 2019 -
Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project - Initial Release and Translocation Plan for 2019  

February 22, 2019 -
Next APR v Blaine court hearing in Reserve on June 26, 2019 at 10.30AM Latest court actions here  

Friends of the Bosque Winter Newsletter

February 20, 2019 -
‘This has poisoned everything’ – pollution casts shadow over New Mexico’s booming dairy industry  ... Pollution from Cannon Air Force Base has gone unreported for decades. Now it’s threatening the US food supply.  Guardian     
Related:
 State environment department accuses Air Force of violating Water Quality Act. Abq Journal.    
Related: Toxic timeline: A brief history of PFAS  
Search Light NM  

February 15, 2019 -
Press Release: Four-Year Moratorium on Fracking Introduced in the Legislature.  La Jicarita  

February 15, 2019 -
Notes from the STATUS HEARING for the APR, LLC drilling application held on February 13th, 2019

PLEASE NOTE that I am NOT an attorney, and that these comments are as I understood the proceedings. Any errors are mine and should e considered in context...I tried to get it as error-free as possible. - Eileen Dodds

There were approximately 80 people (including the attorneys) in the small courtroom in Reserve for the hearing. Judge Reynolds opened the proceedings... He called on all attorneys to introduce themselves and state whom they represented.

Mr. Wexler for the APR,LLC spoke first, asking for 5-6 months of "discovery", both written and oral. His timeline asked for an August briefing, September responses from protestants, then another status conference by late this year or early next year.

Mr. Lindeen, representing the Office of the State Engineer, was in favor of the discovery request, but also wanted a fully-developed record and all issues (including anti-speculation) argued.

Jamie Park, representing some 80 clients of the NM Environmental Law Center, cited Article 16, Section 5 of a code, which limits the court to decisions based on OSE statutes. She said the facts in the application itself were enough for the court to decide on the Motion for Summary Judgment which the NMELC filed 60 days ago. She requested a hearing on that motion by March 15th.

Mr. Dominici, representing Catron County, opposed the discovery request, saying the court has already reviewed everything, and that the OSE was comfortable with their decision. He supported the decision on summary judgment to be made sooner than later.

Ms. Davidson, representing the Hand Family Trust, asked for a full argument on anti-speculation.

Then Judge Reynolds addressed the proceedings. He did not limit what anyone could file on summary judgment if it was brought up in the OSE's denial and issues in the ORIGINAL application. He said he thought this new application was different enough from the original to allow it. BUT he expressed aggravation about the length of time this has been going on (12 years), and by the LLC's request for discovery at this time. He said they have had 12 years to discover everything, and they should have raised the issue before. (Rule 56 ?) He said he needs to resolve Rule 56 to be able to consider "dismissing with prejudice", as it is a drastic issue, and the APR is entitled to the benefit of doubt. He cautioned care on everyone's responses. He told the LLC that just because the OSE may not have followed their own statutes with other drilling applications, it was no reason to disregard the statutes, and he would be looking at the LETTER of the law. He wants to see the argument on the question of commercial sale of water proving "beneficial use" in New Mexico. He said the LLC does NOT need an evidentiary delay. He cautioned all attorneys against asking for continuances, and he set the calendar for coming proceedings.
o By 3/15/19-Amended Motion for Summary Judgment-NO MORE after this date

1 - By 3/15/19 - Amended Motion for Summary
     Judgment-NO MORE after this date
2 - By 3/29/19 - All Joinders to be filed
3 - By 4/29/19 - All responses to item #1
     (nothing stopping Discovery)
4 - By 5/30/19 - Derrogatories, etc., within 2 weeks
     after #3. Telephonic conferences are ok.
     Then another hearing on the answers within 30 days.
5 - Oral arguments around 6/26/19-and he said not to
     bring up Conservation, Impairment, or Public Welfare.


Download notes here  

February 15, 2019 -
From the NM Environmental Law Center:

        Your Voice is Needed to Defend Clean Water!
                        2 ACTIONS NEEDED!


ACTION 1. TAKE ACTION
NOW BY CALLING YOUR STATE
REPRESENTATIVE AND ASKING THEM TO
VOTE YES ON HB 255.

HB 255 will strengthen NM Mining Act financial assurance requirements and eliminate a loophole that puts the State and Taxpayers in environmental and financial risk for cleanup at mines!

To find your Representative and their contact information CLICK HERE  


THIS MAY GO TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE TODAY

COPPER MINE

ACTION 2. TAKE ACTION NOW BY CONTACTING THE
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
AND ASKING THEM TO VOTE YES ON HB 220.

HB 220 will amend the Water Quality Act to clarify where compliance with water quality standards is determined. It would reverse the negative impacts of the Copper Mine Rule.

HB 220 Will Be Heard in this Committee Next Week

See the full alert with House Judiciary members contact information  

February 12, 2019 -
From NM Wilderness Alliance
:
Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich helped push a public lands package through the Senate today that would create thirteen new wilderness areas in New Mexico! Ten of the proposed wilderness areas fall within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, two fall within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and one is located near the Four Corners region. The legislation also includes an expansion of the existing Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area near the Four Corners region. Overall, the thirteen new designations would account for roughly 270,000 acres of new wilderness in New Mexico - the most wilderness designated in the state in a single year since 1980!
Download press release here
 

Thank Udall and Heinrich here

February 11, 2019 - TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Defend Our Water Quality & Speak Up for HB255 & HB220 - Contact Legislators Today!
HB255 will be heard in House Judiciary TODAY at 1:30pm

Download full press release here  

Tell our legislators that you support HB220 and HB255 that will protect our community, our water supplies and environment from the impacts of copper mining!   See the full press release for list of representatives.

HB255 would phase out corporate guarantees from an affiliated corporation in Mining Act permits, closing a loophole in the law that lets mining companies shift up to 75% of the financial burden and environmental risk for cleanup and reclamation onto the taxpayer and local communities. Download HB 255  

HB220 would nullify those provisions of the Copper Mine Rule that allow copper mines to pollute groundwater above NM water quality standards.  Donwload HB 220

February 11, 2019 -
NM Rural Libraries Initiative update

Bill SB 264 passed our first committee hearing on a 5-1 vote. Thanks especially to everyone who stayed at the committee meeting until the end last night at 7 pm after a really long day. Thanks to everyone who came and lobbied at the legislature for library legislature day. Senator Ortiz y Pino again stressed to me last night how important it is for you, your boards and patrons to continue to contact your legislators in support of the bills, SB 264 and SJR 11 and to ask for full funding at $50 million.

The hearing was live-streamed. If you want to see it it is HERE  Scroll down to 6:18 pm


APR hearing in the Reserve courthouse Wed. 13TH AT 11:30

Below is a copy of the order issued by Judge Reynolds on January 9th in which he granted the motion filed by the Augustin Plains Ranch asking that briefing on our motion for summary judgment be postponed until the hearing on February 13th. As you can see, he indicated that one of the subjects to be addressed at that hearing will be the schedule for that briefing. 010919-Postpone Sumary Judgement.pdf
 

February 9, 2019 -
Water Battle - Summary judgment sought. Chieftain  

February 1, 2019 -
2019 Legislative updat e from New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Download

February 1, 2019 -
Library Legislation day press release: -
Friday February 8 is Library Legislative day. We will meet at 8:30 am in room 326.
Our representative: Gabriel Ramos D, 28, Rm 416A, Cap: 986-4863 Off: (575) 388-1969 H:(575) 534-9535 gabriel.ramos@nmlegis.gov Libraries: Bayard, Gila, Glenwood, Magdalena, Reserve, Rio Abajo. Download press release and agenda here

January 31, 2019 -
From the NM Enviromental Law Center:
Albuquerque District Court Judge Shannon Bacon denied the ground water pumping application of Aquifer Science, a Nevada-based water speculator, to appropriate 350 acre feet of ground water in the East Mountain area of Albuquerque. .
Full Press release here  Court Document 

February 1, 2019 -
Amending the requirements to protest a proposed Generation and Transmission rate change
- NM Senate Bill 357 seeks to amend the current statute concerning regulation of Generation and Transmission (G&T) Cooperatives in NM.

Currently, as you know, G&T cooperatives such as Tri-Sate have no oversight from the NMPRC unless 3 of their member distribution cooperatives protest a proposed rate increase. In addition, transmission-only customers of G&T's have no standing at the NMPRC or other venue to protest the transmission rates charged by G&T Cooperatives. As an example, Tri-States transmission rates have increased 23.4% since just 2016 or 7.8% per year and there has been little to no Tri-State transmission investment in New Mexico.

This legislation seeks 3 changes:
1) Reduce the required number of customer protests to one customer or member in order to require the Commission to review the rates and make a determination regarding whether the filed/proposed rates are Just and Reasonable. (Reduce customer protests from 3 to 1)

2) Adds the definition of a "Transmission Customer"

3) Includes "Transmission Customers" as an eligible party (member or customer) who can file a protest of proposed rates by a G&T.

As a Tri-State Transmission Customer, SEC members should be interested in this legislation and willing to call/email/write your senators and representatives to express your support for these changes. There are other municipal and cooperative utilities in New Mexico who are particularly interested in this moving forward. Support and votes needed to get it done. This is particularly important to rural and small town New Mexico communities. Download 2019-NM-Legislation-SB357  
Download this notice 2019NM-SB357 Notice  

January 22, 2018 -
Document dated January 17, 2018:
Notice of filing of administrative record ... COMES NOW, Irma E. Corral, Hearing Unit Administrator for the Office of the State Engineer ("State Engineer"), and hereby gives notice to all parties herein that, pursuant to NMSA l97B SectionT2-7-2, the record of the adrninistrative proceeding of the above captioned matter has been filed with the clerk of the Seventh Judicial District Court. Download 011719-Notice-Filing-Admid Record (18 pages) - 

January 16, 2019 -
APR hearing in Reserve update -

Below is a copy of the order issued by Judge Reynolds on January 9th in which he granted the motion filed by the Augustin Plains Ranch asking that briefing on our motion for summary judgment be postponed until the hearing on February 13th. As you can see, he indicated that one of the subjects to be addressed at that hearing will be the schedule for that briefing. 010919-Postpone Sumary Judgement.pdf
 

January 15, 2019 -
As Corporate Power Threatens Americans' Right to Water, Groups Offer UN Body List of Issues to Raise With US. ... "Civil and political rights must encompass the human right to water, which is increasingly under threat by corporations that seek to use and abuse our water supplies for profit."  CommonDreams  

January 14, 2019 -
Greenfire Report from the NM Eniromental Law Center.
January 2019   

January 7, 2019 - APR, LLC Update: ab)

APR LLC filed an appeal to the State Engineer’s decision to deny their application to mine water in the Plains of San Augustin. That appeal was made to the 7th Judicial District Court. Judge Reynolds is the water Judge.

Their action required a reaction and that has indeed occurred. Doug Meiklejohn of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment. That kind of Motion requests the Judge to throw out the appeal and deny the application as did the State Engineer. Download the motion below.

Judge Reynolds has responded by setting a date for a hearing. The hearing announcement is also attached. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE: February 13, time 11:30, place Courthouse in Reserve. Your attendance is urgently requested, so please put this date on your calendar. The Judge needs to know we care as a community about this dreadful proposal to take 54000 acre feet of water every year from our aquifer.

Related documents:
-
Motion for Summary Judgement.pdf (5 pages)
- District Court Status Hearing Notice.pdf (1 page)
- The Community Protestants’ Memo. supporting of the motion.pdf (287 pages)

January 4, 2019 -
Co-op District II Trustee named.  Chieftain  


December 6, 2018 -
Southwest Climate Change Report
Executive Summary
 
PowerPoint Report  


December 3, 2018-
We need to explore clean renewable energy. Ward McCartney letter to the Chieftain

PRC complaints website  

December 3, 2018 -
Why water will be the next battleground in the fight against climate change.  ... In the third part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its alarming projections for our water supplies.  Guardian  

Last Ditch Standing: A tale of water inequality in the West.  River of Lost Souls  

November 16, 2018 -
The Once Hated Wolf Could Now Save A Struggling Community. ... Wolf tourism is bringing more benefits than hunting.  HuffPost    Related:  Bill That Would Drop Protections For Gray Wolves Passes House. ... Around 5,000 wolves currently live in the lower 48 states.  HuffPost  

October 8, 2010 -
The Race to Buy Up the World's Water  Newsweek  

November 1, 2018 -
An Aquifer From the Ice Age Becomes a Battleground in New Mexico. EcoWatch 

November 1, 2018 -
Bosque Watch Newsletter  

October 23, 2018 -
Challenge to Policy on Prosecuting Endangered-Species Hunters Tossed.  Courthouse News  

October 22, 2018 - PROTEST COPPER FLAY MINE -
The New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) is holding a public hearing October 23 -24 on the Permit Application Package and Draft Environmental Evaluation in consideration of issuing a new mine operation permit for the Copper Flat Mine, 5 miles northeast of Hillsboro and 30 miles southwest of Truth or Consequences. More information: Action Network
Download flyer

October 18, 2018 -
SEC rate increases may begin in January.

Chieftain
      Rate table  

            Public meetings on rate increases:

Oct. 19: Socorro Annex Building, 198 Neal Ave, 6 pm
Oct. 22: Magdalena Senior Citizens Center, 6:30 pm
Oct. 23: Alamo Wellness Center, 2 p.m.
Oct. 25: Datil Elementary School Gym, 3 pm

October 17, 2018 -
Proposed SEC rate increase for 2019. Rate Table  

October 16, 2018 -
No peep from councilors on proposed takeover. Chieftain letter 

October 12, 2018 -
Case Updates from NM Enviromental Law Center

Santolina - This is a very complex set of cases and filings. For the Level A Master Plan (which covers the entire proposed development), we appealed the County Commission approval of the Plan to the Court of Appeals and the paperwork on that by all the parties may be complete. Also in the Court of Appeals is an appeal by Bernalillo County of the 2nd Judicial District Court's decision voiding the Zone Map change for the Santolina development. The developer, Western Albuquerque Land Holdings (WALH), also filed an appeal of that decision and our Answer brief to their appeal is due October 30th. For the Level B Master Plan approval (Level B is for a sub-section of the whole Level A Master Plan), we have filed in District Court our Statement of Appellate Reasons and are waiting for the

Agustin Plains Water Grab -
Augustin (sic) Plains Ranch (APR) has filed a Notice of Appeal of the State Engineer's decision to deny - for the third time - APR's application to mine more than 17 billion gallons of aquifer water annually. We will soon file our Notice of Entry and a Motion for Summary Judgement (a request that the court issue a decision based on the merits of our case without having to go to trial).

New Mexico Legal Notices website  

September 4, 2018 -
Senator Heinrich: Gila not appropriate for flyovers.
 NM Wild  

August 1, 2018 -  
Average Retail Price of Electricity to Residential Sector, August 2018 (cents/kWh)  

June 26, 2018 -
Attend a rally in opposition to the Gila River diversion and then join us to make public comment at the NEPA scoping meetings scheduled for 4pm to 7 pm.
More info
 

New Analysis Demonstrates Importance of Gila National Forest-Northern Arizona Wildlife Corridor for Mexican Wolf Recovery. NM Wild Or PDF file  

June 4, 2018-
I
mportance of Gila National Forest For Mexican Wolf Recovery. Wildlands Network  

Standoff Over Mexican Gray Wolf Continues in Southwestern U.S. NatureNow  

New Analysis Demonstrates Importance of Gila National Forest-Northern Arizona Wildlife Corridor for Mexican Wolf Recovery. New Mexico Wild  

Water Grab Archive: 2017 - 2016


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New Mexico Wilderneess Alliance  
The Candle Publishing  
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