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…

Political Communication: A Look at the Different Styles of Ben Ray, Bernie and Seth Rogan

Is it possible to raise funds for your campaign and still offer substantive, provocative communication to your supporters? Today we examine the most recent fundraising email from Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and of Bernie Sanders. And we toss in a brief discussion of the new film Long Shot starring Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron because…

A Look Back at Species Extinction, Lujan, and the 2019 NM Legislative Session’s Total Failure on Climate Change

Today, we also have heartwarming news from the ABQ Asylum Seeker relief effort, a call to action on Well’s Fargo’s investments in private prisons housing immigrants, and a selection of comments from readers on Retake’s reaction to Milan Simonich’s article on Ben Ray Lujan’s all too misleading campaign emails. The report on Asylum Seekers alone…

Public Regulation Commission Files Suit Against PNM Offering Clues as to the Real Problem with SB 489

Throughout the Roundhouse session, Retake called for amendments to SB 489 to prevent the artful evisceration of PRC authority to regulate energy generation in NM and to ensure PRC authority over the selection of replacement power when San Juan closes. The PRC’s suit filed last week makes clear that we were right in our concerns…