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Rebecca Sobel

Push Back Against Broken Promises

Last week, key members of New Mexico’s U.S. Congressional delegation–including Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan–voiced their concerns over the threats facing the Greater Chaco region from ramped up fracking. Unbelievably, in spite of growing calls for the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau […]

Reflection on Hurricane Harvey

As I write this rain is still falling in Houston, moving eastwards on Port Arthur and New Orleans. There is so much rain, Hurricane Harvey is being called a “once-in-a-million-year event.” But, we know better. We know Hurricane Harvey is a byproduct of climate catastrophe. We know if we […]

On the Road for the People’s Agenda

The People’s Summit, held June 9-11, 2017 in Chicago, brought together activists committed to a People’s Agenda and dedicated to holding all elected officials accountable to popular demands for affordable healthcare and education, equitable distribution of wealth, and climate solutions. I was there on behalf of WildEarth Guardians […]

Zinke Declares War on Reality

This isn’t ironic, it’s unconscionable. At the same time scientists released a study finding Glacier National Park’s namesake glaciers are headed for extinction, Trump’s U.S. Department of the Interior scrubbed its website of pictures of melting glaciers and discussions of climate change. Even more galling, Interior Secretary, Ryan […]

10 Foot Fireballs – Welcome to the Neighborhood

The City of Farmington, New Mexico just announced a new neighbor – ten foot fracking flares downtown. City officials urged residents not to worry, and that “these operations don’t typically cause any problems,” but especially considering the proximity of the basketball-hoop high flames to two nearby schools, residents have conveyed some serious cause […]