David Baake

David Baake

David Baake is an attorney based in southern New Mexico who represented Sierra Club on New Mexico's Methane Advisory Panel.

 

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Pipelines in New Mexico. (Photo: Forest Guardians, Wikimedia Commons) Views
Friday, October 30, 2020
New Mexico Has the Opportunity to Enact Some of the Best Oil-and-Gas Pollution Rules in the Nation. It Shouldn’t Squander It.
This summer, as massive wildfires raged across the west, destroying towns and cities and forcing hundreds of thousands of Americans to evacuate their homes, the Trump Administration finalized its latest environmental rollback, repealing regulations designed to reduce methane pollution from oil-and-...
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Don't Just Save DACA. End Mass Deportation
This morning, the Trump is expected to announce the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), an Obama-era policy benefiting certain undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children. Under DACA, these individuals were protected from deportation and...
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"Faced with these enormous economic and environmental challenges, we need to think big.  Luckily, there is an elegant solution to both problems, with precedent in U.S. history.  The solution is to create a Climate Conservation Corps to put Americans to work fighting climate change." Views
Thursday, August 03, 2017
To Protect Our Planet and Revitalize Our Economy, We Need a Climate Conservation Corps
Bob Dylan famously sang that “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” We could update Dylan’s adage to say that in 2017, you don’t need a climatologist to see we’re in the midst of an ecological crisis. By way of review: 2016 was the hottest year on record. Before that, the...
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