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New Mexico’s Youth Make Their Case For Climate Change Reform

1312 Global Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 – On Friday, students from schools across New Mexico participated in the Global Climate Strike, a student-led initiative to draw attention to – and create a sense of urgency about – climate change around the world. Environmental correspondent Laura Paskus speaks to three students about their plans and their message.

Eliot Patton, Bosque School 8th Grader
Mariluz Lebkuechner, The Public Academy for Performing Arts Senior
Olivia Gonzales, The Public Academy of Performing Arts Sophomore

For Further Reading:

Stop Tweeting, Start Acting – NM Political Report

Greta Thunberg on Capitol Hill – Vox.com

Covering Climate Now Initiative

Superfund Site in Socorro

Our Land Eagle Picher Cherri 3

March 8, 2019 – For this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus travels to Socorro and a Superfund cleanup site where a plume of toxic groundwater from an old battery plant is seeping underneath homes. The Eagle Picher site has been a federally designated cleanup project since 2007, and the state has been aware of the problem since the 1980s. Paskus asks state officials about the holdup on one of the state’s 16 designated Superfund sites.

Cheri Lerew, Socorro homeowner
Sabino Rivera, New Mexico Environment Department