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Rebecca Sobel

Indigenous People’s Day Means More Than Just Lip Service

The city of Farmington recently joined other New Mexican cities proclaiming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.  Across the Southwest, U.S. governments are increasingly acknowledging the historic and current contributions that First Nation peoples have brought to the region. In New Mexico, Gallup, Grants, Albuquerque and Santa Fe (city and […]

They’re Our Future And They’re Stepping Up

WildEarth Guardians has been working closely with Our Children’s Trust to compel climate action in New Mexico and elevate and empower the kids of the state to make it happen. And this past August, 28 youth bravely and honestly spoke out before the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board in […]

Guardians Uplifted by Climate Conference

Last month, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy team had an inspiring weekend out in the field at the Uplift Climate Conference.   Senior Campaigner Rebecca Sobel and Climate Guardians Shannon Hughes and Becca Fischer attended the youth-focused climate conference from September 15 through the 17th. This year the […]

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 […]