The water, air, land and people of New Mexico are intertwined in the web of life. This website documents a steady and growing assault on the health of the Land of Enchantment and all of its sentient beings.
On our Maps Page you can see a state map of contaminated rivers, sites and areas (including plumes from the Trinity Test and the Cerro Grande Fire) and a link to a size-adjustable interactive version. You’ll also find a map of Los Alamos contamination as well as maps of oil fields and the thousands of oil and gas wells in our state.
There are statewide and regional pages that provide information on current threats and what you can do about them, permitted facilities, and a list of organizations who are addressing the impacts of the facilities. We invite you to use these materials to shift public policies in a life-affirming direction.
The climate change crises will increasingly affect water, land and air. In New Mexico longer droughts, hotter and longer spring and fall seasons may result in more fires, dust storms and water shortages.
January 18, 2012, Santa Fe Reporter First Person, “EcoSystemic Policy,” by Laura Paskus
Information is power. Let’s use these visual tools to protect our Southwestern landscape–the beautiful mountains and mesas, water and air–for future generations.
Petuuche Gilbert, Laguna Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (LACSE)