Dear Fellow New Mexican,
THIS WEEK IN BRIEF:
• Call your REP in support of House Memorial 70: Protection of Chaco Canyon Landscape.
• Call Governor Martinez at 505-476-2200 and ask her to rescind her letter to Congress asking for a repeal of the Methane Rule.
• Wednesday March 8th, participate in A Day Without Women.
THIS WEEK IN DETAIL:
HOUSE MEMORIAL 70
Please contact your rep TODAY (Find your Rep HERE) to vote YES on House Memorial 70: Protection of Chaco Canyon Landscape, Introduced by Representative Lente.
This would ask BLM to fully consult with area tribes before it completes the Resource Management Plan for the region.
• The tribes and pueblos have not been adequately consulted by the BLM in the planning process.
• The impact of leasing and permitting on cultural and historical sites in the greater Chaco area has NOT been considered.
• Please reaffirm New Mexico's commitment to protecting and preserving tribal, cultural and historical sites and resources in the Greater Chaco Canyon landscape.
Chaco Canyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Protecting this region from the fossil fuel industry is our duty, not only for its historical and tribal significance, but in the journey to transition from dangerous fossil fuels.
THE METHANE RULE
Under the Trump presidency, Republicans in Congress are wasting no time repealing environmental regulations that oil and gas companies and donors want gone.
Gov. Martinez hasn't been content to let Congress do Trump's bidding on their own. Earlier this month, she sent a personal letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan encouraging Congress to repeal methane-reduction rules that her biggest donors and big oil companies hate.
New Mexico is already home to the nation's largest methane cloud. But oil and gas companies are pumping 180 million metric tons of new methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas, into our air each year.
If captured, that methane would provide millions of dollars in royalties to fund our public schools - and heat every home in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces for a year. Our schools need more money. There is no excuse for allowing oil and gas companies to waste public school royalties by sending valuable Methane into the air.
Call Governor Martinez at 505-476-2200 and ask her to rescind her letter to Congress asking for a repeal of the Methane Rule.
MARCH 8th, A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:
• Women take the day off from paid and unpaid labor
• Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
• Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
More info HERE
Thank you for all you are doing!