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PDACNM Newsletter October 29, 2018 – The horror that is Trump – Go Vote!


Alert!

Upcoming BLM Oil and Gas Lease/Sale

Most of us have heard about the upcoming BLM oil and gas lease/sale that will effect the Greater Chaco Area and the people who live there. But maybe you didn’t know that some of this BLM lease/sale land is in the Rio Chama watershed on the east side of the Continental Divide. If it’s in the Rio Chama watershed it’s in the Rio Grande watershed. 70% of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority drinking water is San Juan Chama Diversion water. A pollution event on the Rio Gallina could shut down the surface drinking water usage for over 600,000 users of the ABCWUA. See the short ABCWUA film below. We are all stakeholders and it’s all connected.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5VR2_rMcw4&feature=youtu.be

This article published yesterday and written by Laura Paskus can help tie our current and future water dilemma all together. The water in the Chama is at risk. Horizontal fracking has changed everything. When they extract the 6 million gallons from the aquifer to frack a single well it may cause a draw on the surface water. This is exactly what the current Texas v New Mexico lawsuit is all about. It’s also what the Texas v New Mexico lawsuit on the Pecos was all about. And we lost that suit. This is a water issue from the potential surface and subsurface pollution standpoint. As well as a water issue from the extraction of water to frack and the disposal of water in only who knows where places. We are not putting all of the pieces together.

Here is a link to the NEW documentary film Sacred Land Sacred Water.  It explains the extreme dangers of fracking in the Albuquerque Basin. Watch it. Protect the water.

Mike Neas

Next MRCOG Board Meeting

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: MRCOG Board Room, 809 Copper Ave. NW, ABQ

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PDACNM Newsletter October 9, 2018 – Join us in hope and solidarity


How to Pack the Supreme Court
by Richard E. Rubenstein – Counterpunch
July 9, 2018

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/09/how-to-pack-the-supreme-court/

“In 1937, therefore, the Roosevelt administration introduced a bill giving the president the power to increase the number of Justices to a maximum of 15. Reflecting criticism of the “Nine Old Men” blocking the progressive agenda, the Reform Bill of 1937 authorized the President to nominate one new Justice for each sitting judge with at least ten years’ service on the Court who had not retired after reaching the age of 70 1/2. The maximum number of new Justices that could be nominated was six. The same legislation also gave Roosevelt the power to nominate additional jurists to lower federal courts, up to a limit of 50. Famously, however, the legislation, which opponents called the “court-packing bill,” was bottled up in a Senate committee and failed to pass.

There were two reasons for this. First, conservative Democrats joined Republicans to oppose Roosevelt’s “tinkering” with a sacrosanct institution. Second, and probably more important, the Justices began to approve New Deal measures that they had previously been inclined to invalidate. Even before introduction of the Reform Bill, Justice Owen Roberts, the key swing vote, began to join the liberals in deciding important cases, a change of heart that some wags called “the switch in time that saved Nine.” Roosevelt thus lost the battle but won the war.” (interesting the swing vote judge was named Roberts)

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PDACNM Newsletter October 3, 2018

ELECT PROGRESSIVES AROUND THE COUNTRY

In order to move progressive legislation forward, PDA supports candidates throughout the US who have vowed to support our core issues. Please go here to see the list of progressive candidates we are endorsing.  And very soon we expect to add a New Mexico candidate to this list so stay tuned!!

Volunteer and Donate to Newly-Endorsed Progressives:
CA-27 Judy Chu |  Click here to volunteer Click here to donate
CA-50 Ammar Campa-Najjar  Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
IA-4 JD Sholten  Click here to volunteer Click here to donate
IL-4 Chuy Garcia  Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
IN-9 Liz Watson |  Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
KY-1 Paul Walker | Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
NY-2 Liuba Grechen-Shirley | Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
NY-14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
NY-24 Dana Balter | Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
TX-16 Veronica Escobar |  Click here to volunteer | Click here to donate
VA-9 Anthony Flaccavento |  Click here to volunteer |  Click here to donate 

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