A Look Back At the Myth of Natural Gas, a Call For a General Strike and Details Behind WIPP & Now Holtec

All three of last week’s posts are worthy of review for different reasons, but the Sunrise Movement’s call for a national General Strike most warrants your attention and should be shared. We need to begin to understand that climate change is not something our leaders are poised to address. We must make them do it.…

Natural Gas: A Bridge to Extinction, the Myth of Natural Gas Debunked & Know PNM is Coming with a Plan

Speaker Egolf wrote a commentary on how SB 489 allows natural gas in Four Corners. Look for PNM, the Governor, and possibly some of enviro grasstop allies to begin cultivating the field, readying us with myths about the need for natural gas as a needed bridge to the future. This post obliterates that assertion. Plus,…

A Look Back at Last Week’s Posts on Fox News, PNM, Mother Nature as Bill Collector, a Border Wall in NM, and Winona LaDuke

Fittingly, after a week of alarming articles about our media, our climate, and our border,(links to all posts provided today) we closed last week with a 50 minute talk from legendary indigenous activist Winona LaDuke where she outlines a values-driven economic system that is the only way we can justly navigate the climate catastrophes to…

A New Retake Feature, Sunday at the Movies, with the First Installment Featuring Winona LaDuke on The Next Economy

Sunday, you want to take it easy. So, grab some coffee and spend a bit of time with Winona LaDuke as she speaks truth to power like no one can. Inspiring and honest, this video captures exactly the kind of shift Retake has described in numerous posts. Except this is from Winona.  Pour a cup…

Our Tab is Growing and Mother Nature is Demanding Payment with a Balloon Payment Coming Soon

Today’s post focuses on an article from Truthout on the cost of “externalities” or the unpaid costs of growth, extraction, industrial agriculture, meat production, and other climate change drivers. The author JP Sottile uses a credit card analogy to press home how the cost of these externalities are coming due…with interest. Also included, an interesting…

A PNM Action Alert: Petition to Sign to Ask PRC to Say No to PNM Plan to Purchase Equity in Nuclear & Have You Pay for It

Thanks to New Energy Economy’s heroic legal battles and the 2018 election ousting Sandy Jones & Lynda Lovejoy from the PRC, we have a brand new game at the PRC. The very recent Supreme Court decision codifies in law that PNM must demonstrate “prudence” when making decisions. Prudence is not a PNM strength, as the…

We Warned the Governor HB 546 Allowed Produced Water to be Used in Agriculture–Two Months Later…..

That didn’t take long. Encore Green Environmental Group filed a permit application to use produced water to irrigate NM land and they have identified a fracking operator eager to sell them the produced water.  Before HB 546 was signed, we asked the Governor: why would you explicitly include agriculture as one of the potential uses…

Escaping Extinction: Two Perspectives Both Looking at You

For months Retake has been framing the climate change as a crisis of capitalism that can only be solved by inventing another system. In two well crafted articles, from The Nation and Resilience, this challenge is framed brilliantly. Capitalism insists on me against you, me over you, with a thirst for profit eroding the value…

New International Science Panel Finds One Million Species Facing Extinction…ABQ Approves $250K for Asylum Seekers

The IPBES report points to still more evidence of encroaching disaster. Today’s posts reviews this report and puts it in local, state and national context. Quite by chance, I found a Truthout report by Dahr Jamail. The post closes with 2 citations and a link to Jamail’s full article—powerful. Also, a reminder Thursday night, Retake…