Experts Testify at PRC, calling for serious amendments to SB 489 Energy Transition Act

Retake has been slow to offer comment on SB 489 Energy Transition Act, a bill we feel could be the single most important in the Roundhouse this session. It is immensely complex, took months to develop, and has enjoyed the support of an Alliance of environmental organizations, but there are things about the bill that…

Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey Introduce Green New Deal Resolution. Pelosi Dismisses It. The Battle Begins

A Roundhouse Roundup updates you on our MUST PASS bills that are sailing along. The post also includes information on AOC and Markey’s introduction of a Congressional Resolution for the Green New Deal. Finally, a tremendous 5 minute clip of AOC asking questions at a Congressional hearing about the influence of money in politics. So…

Local Strategies for Implementing a Green New Deal & Roundhouse Update. All MUST BILLS Advancing.

The focus is on the Roundhouse because we have 60 days to change the social, economic and climate justice landscape in NM. But in Portland, we find a local model for advancing progressive economic and climate justice goals. We are also seeing evidence Retake and our Response Network building credibility and influence in the Roundhouse.…

PRC Votes 5-0 to Open Hearing on San Juan Closure. Is This the End of the Securitization Bill?

The NM Constitution appears to prohibit the Roundhouse from passing legislation on issues under PRC consideration & the PRC voted 5-0 yesterday to assign the San Juan  closure to hearing officers in preparation for a hearing. Securitization bill sponsor Sen. Jacob Candelaria, told me that the legislature can proceed regardless.  Interesting. Gov Lujan Grisham snubs…