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…

A Critical Look at Last Week’s Posts and an Urgent Action Alert for Asylum Seeker Relief: Call ABQ City Council Today

Last week’s post created, in effect, a sequenced series of related posts that points to how Retake Our Democracy might use its resources to create conditions to advance justice in NM. Today’s post also provides a critical action alert and three short videos from AOC, Naomi Klein & Valarie Kaur. This post should be shared…

A Heartfelt Thank You, Plus a Reprise of a Week of Political Maneuvering, Exposés, and Action Alerts

Today we thank the many scores of you who were part of the Roundhouse Advocacy effort.  The relationships formed in this work is what will help us continue our efforts to achieve justice in NM. As usual, on Mondays we include a reprise of the week’s posts exposing shocking backdoor Roundhouse deals & serious threats…

Colorado Legislature Stands Up to Gas & Oil, Transparency Question in Santa Fe City Hall & Why the NM Senate is So Conservative

The Colorado Senate approved a bill to strongly regulate gas & oil, sending their lobbyists into a tizzy. “Gas & Oil will be driven from the state…” Heard that anywhere else?  The Roundhouse? We also present info on how the Santa Fe City Attorney wants to review procurement bids without public scrutiny breaking a long-held…