AUDUBON NEW MEXICO ALERT
The threats to the Gila River are reaching a critical point. The Governor appointed Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) is meeting next week to discuss the possibility of constructing a Gila pipeline and to evaluate conservation alternatives. This upcoming 2014 NM State Legislative Session, beginning January 21st, is also the last opportunity for the state legislature to evaluate and weigh in on the diversion and non-diversion alternatives before the ISC makes its final decision.
Please help us send a strong message to Governor Martinez that a Gila River diversion project is unnecessary, expensive and will harm the free-flowing Gila River and the rich biological diversity and outdoor recreation economy that depends on it. Instead we should prioritize conservation solutions to use our current water supplies more wisely and protect the Gila River for people, wildlife and future generations.
Sign the petition today: http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1555