Mining in Santa Fe National Forest & Spent Uranium in Carlsbad: Who Has “Standing” to Oppose Them?

Two current cases pending in NM bring to question: Who has standing in determining the use of resources, land and water in our state and what criteria is “valid” in opposing efforts that compromise the integrity of a community, forest or state?  The question fits well within the context of the last two blogs about…

What Is WIPP? Who are Holtec? What Do They Propose? & Why Should I Care?

NM”s history of involvement in the nuclear industry stretches to its birth, witht our finger prints are on Hiroshima, our Down Winders , unknowingly and unwillingly, bearing the consequences of testing for that day. Our legacy for absorbing the impact of poorly thought out nuclear power decisions spans decades: Church Rock, WIPP and now Holtec.…

Fox News: Scary Characterization of our Energy Crisis, Plus Xochitl’s Hand In Produced Water and 30 Second Promo from NM Frackers

I thought I was reading The Onion. Today we examine the kind of drivel that passes for journalism at Fox News–a diatribe on AOC, the Green New Deal and New Mexico who apparently passed the Green New Deal last session without public input, forcing us to utilize far more expensive renewables and forego far cheaper…

NASA Scientists Say 5-G Could Destroy Our Capacity to Forecast Weather Events. IT Lobbyists, Deny It. What Could Go Wrong?

In the 50s the auto industry and smog, in the 60s tobacco and cancer, 70s Nestle’s and baby formula, 70s until now fossil fuels and climate change: We are fine, science is wrong, trust us. And now IT and 5-G tell us that NASA, FCC and Oceanic/atmospheric scientists are also wrong. Our 5-G is fine…

Readers’ Views on Extinction Challenge + Call to Action As DCCC Stoops to a New Low + NEE Wins in Supreme Court

Days after Alabama essentially banned all abortions, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is staging a pricey fundraiser for a strident opponent of a woman’s right to choose. Call to Action on this. And it will be fun. The Supreme Court decision announced late yesterday validates NEE’s claims about PNM and voids PNMs acquisition of nuclear…

We Have 12 Years & In the 2019 Legislative Session We Went Nowhere on Climate Change: All Hands On Deck Tonight.

We are nearing completion of the 2019 Legislative Report Card. While we had much to celebrate, we compromised far too much to corporate interests in other areas..Tonight Retake seeks your input and ideas to inform how we move forward and ensure that in 2020 and 2021, we get far more done. 12 years and the…

Update on Refugees. 400-700 a Day Being Released by ICE in El Paso. Pipeline to an Overwhelmed Las Cruces

Quick blog today to announce that drop offs at New Energy Economy will continue until further notice. We have drivers to bring goods to ABQ. Nice work team. Local action needed on a terrible water treatment plan here in Santa Fe. Also info on three coming events including GND planning meeting and a webinar on…

PNM Proposes Another $1 B Bailout–Buying 10% of Palo Verde Nuclear & Selling it to You Plus–AOC Video on the Green New Deal

Today’s post will be brief, a few comments on an interesting Legislative Panel last night, a guest post from New Energy Economy about the latest PNM offense, and a really uplifting and inspiring animated video produced by Naomi Klein and written by AOC and Avi Lewis (husband of Naomi Klein and activist in his own…

The US Congressional Hearing on Chaco Leaves Little to Cheer as Our Leadership Focuses on Our Partnership with G&O

The Governor and her energy Secretary spoke glowingly of our partnership with gas and oil while Indigenous leaders spoke from the heart about the sanctity of Chaco and the land.  Sadly, we’ve got centuries of US history that undermines hopes that even Chaco can be saved from the ravages of greed and failure of moral…