Discussion Topic: Energy & Environment

Santa Fe bucks trend of ‘green’ school failures

Would you spend a dollar to save a dime? Across the country, school districts do exactly that by mandating “green” building standards, often using a system called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. Many of these schools spend hundreds of thousands...

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Restricting oil imports a dangerous proposal for U.S.

The price of oil impacts New Mexico's economy in a big way. Oil prices that once hovered at $110 per barrel dropped as low as $27 earlier this year, and now hover around $50. That's lower than we've grown accustomed to, but it is hardly a crisis – and certainly...

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Putting Oil/Gas Off-Limits Bad Move for Wrong Reasons

Given the challenges facing New Mexico’s economy — and with the price of gasoline on the rebound — we at the Rio Grande Foundation expressed our view that the citizens and political leadership in Sandoval County should have given SandRidge Energy a fair hearing over...

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Robert Zubrin’s Presentation “Merchants of Despair”

Author and scientist Robert Zubrin discusses his book "Merchants of Despair" which connects the modern environmental movement all the way back to the eugenics movement of the early 20th Century. His presentation is available below and his slides are here.

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