Threats Throughout New Mexico

RH Transportation PackageAs the Southwest becomes more arid due to growth and climate change, water resources become ever more stretched. As water quantity decreases, water quality is more easily compromised. Approximately 90% of New Mexicans rely on groundwater for drinking water.

Factory Farm Nation

2015 Edition From Food & Water Watch Manure from factory farms poses a significant risk to communities and the environment. According to the EPA, agriculture remains a major source of water pollution. And according to the GAO, “manure and wastewater from animal feeding operations … Continue reading

Confronting Climate Change in New Mexico

Action needed today to prepare the state for a hotter, drier future by the Union of Concerned Scientists New Mexico’s climate is getting hotter and drier, driven by regional and global warming trends. This means earlier springs, hotter summers, and less predictable winters. … Continue reading

HOME – A Zine About Nuclear New Mexico

by Rachel Abeyta SACRIFICE ZONE: noun a geographic area that has been impaired by environmental damage or economic disinvestment, most commonly found in low-income and minority communities New Mexico is famous for being the home of the world’s first atomic bomb, … Continue reading

Inside America’s Atomic State

Residents of new Mexico reflect on the toxic legacy of life at the center of the US nuclear complex by Samuel Gilbert/Al Jazeera Seventy years ago last August, a B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay released its 4,000kg load over … Continue reading

EPA Seeks to Impede Civil Rights

EPA is Trying to Gut their Own Regulations EPA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has proposed to make multiple changes to its current regulations and procedures. Almost all of these will weaken the agency’s ability to provide effective civil rights … Continue reading

Ionizing Radiation and Health

Red, blue and yellow light are low energy forms of radiation. Ionizing radiation, however, damages health because of its very high energy. In delicate living cells, ionizing radiation damages molecules by knocking electrons out of their atomic orbits. Usually–but not … Continue reading

Nuclear Free Zone Declaration for NW New Mexico/Grants Uranium Belt

NUCLEAR FREE ZONE DECLARATION for the Northwest New Mexico/Grants Uranium Belt Uranium mining and milling activities in the Grants Uranium Belt of New Mexico form a critical link in the nuclear fuel chain that supplies nuclear power plants and nuclear … Continue reading

Nuclear Cycle Contamination in New Mexico

New Mexico has a unique combination of many aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle from uranium mining to uranium enrichment for nuclear power; weapons manufacturing to weapons testing; deconversion and testing of depleted uranium; storage and disposal of nuclear waste; and finally nuclear and chemical contamination of the water, air, land and people. Continue reading

Oil & Gas Contamination in New Mexico

Oil and Gas Industrial Contamination New Mexico ranks second in natural gas production and fifth in oil production within the U.S. During 2001, 69.9 million barrels of oil and 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas were produced. There are 57 … Continue reading