Saturday, January 29, 2011
2/3: Rally in Santa Fe to Preserve Our Clean Water and Quality of Life
On Thursday, February 3rd, New Mexicans from around the state will converge on Santa Fe to let their elected leaders hear the people's message: we need to protect our water and communities!
Everyday New Mexicans and members of sponsoring organizations will rally outside the East entrance of the Capitol on Thursday, February 3rd, at noon. Participants of the hour-long event will let New Mexico’s leaders know why maintaining common sense water policies is vital to protecting our unique quality of life for all our citizens.
All those attending the rally are invited to bring glass or plastic bottles into which they can put messages to “send an SOS to our leaders.” These messages in bottles will allow participants to tell their legislators how important clean water is to all our families, farms and communities. All messages in bottles will be delivered to the legislators at the end of the rally.
The rally is cosponsored by Communities for Clean Water (CCW), Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS), Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), Environment New Mexico (ENM), New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light (NMIPL), MASE (Multi-Cultural Alliance for Safe Environment), New Energy Economy (NEE), New Mexico Conference of Churches (NMCC) and the Office of Life, Peace, Justice and Creation Stewardship of Gallup Diocese.
All interested citizens are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Lilia Diaz, New Energy Economy, 505-670-5971.
Perhaps these groups need to be demonstrating in China, which produces 95% of the rare earths for magnets used in wind turbines, electric car motors and computer hard drives. Just like the Chinese did in producing inexpensive solar PV panels http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/08/AR2008030802595.html
, they are now doing the same for rare earth production: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html
Posted by: Paul Lindsey | Jan 30, 2011 11:25:54 AM
These pro-nuke people slay me. Nothing is worse than uranium mining and nuke waste. Of course there is a tradeoff for all energy but polluting our water for oil, gas and uranium isn't the answer. They even oppose the common sense pit rule. Most are closet corporatists on the right.
Posted by: Old Dem | Jan 30, 2011 2:36:20 PM
Interesting. The tradeoff for "clean" energy is to pollute someone else's country. Sounds kind of colonial to me. All that from a person who can't even use his/her real name. Worried about black helicopters??
Posted by: Paul Lindsey | Jan 30, 2011 3:40:17 PM
Every energy system has waste but the very worst is nuclear. The uranium tailings piles still stand out on the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners area.
Posted by: L. L. | Jan 31, 2011 10:19:21 AM
Yes, China does have us over a barrel. This is due to the U.S. short sighted energy policies. The U.S. could mine most rare earths here and they are available in other unstable countries in the world. The countries with the most valuable and useful mineral resources are unstable due to U.S. short-sighted policies also at the behest of big energy and other multi-nationals.
This nation needs to cut off subsidies to big oil and gas and let them compete. Let energy producers of all kinds have access to our energy grids. We paid for them.
Posted by: qofdisks | Jan 31, 2011 10:53:00 AM