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Climate change

United Domestic Workers of America backs bill mandating safe distance between oil wells and schools, houses

Published on August 5th, 2020 United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) has just announced they’ve joined as co-sponsors of an amended version of Assembly Bill AB 345 (Muratsuchi), legislation originally designed to require 2500 foot health and safety setbacks from oil and gas wells in California. Aug 5, 2020 Published in the Red and the Green By Dan Bacher The announcement took place one […]


Worsening air quality in New Mexico’s Permian Basin ‘cause for concern’

Published in NM Political Report, Aug 3, 2020 By Kendra Chamberlain Jeremy Nichols, director of WildEarth Guardians’ climate and energy program, is concerned about the air people are breathing in southeastern New Mexico. Nichols tracks ozone levels in Eddy and Lea counties, the state’s top oil producing counties in the Permian Basin. In early July, a key ambient air quality […]