Deliverance for downwinders: As the clock winds down on federal compensation, one woman’s mission ramps up
Lindsay Fendt got her start covering the environment as a reporter for The Tico Times in San José, Costa Rica. She covered human rights, immigration and the environment throughout Latin America before moving to Colorado in 2017 for the Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. Before joining Searchlight Lindsay worked as a freelancer and is finishing a book about the global rise of murders of environmentalists.
NM Legislature introduces bill to block Holtec nuclear waste site
Measure would bar state from issuing permits for high-level radioactive waste storage
No eyes on the skies
Lack of enforcement allows industry to keep emitting greenhouse gases, evidence shows
La lucha por un Nuevo México más verde — desde los trabajadores petroleros inmigrantes
Miembros de Somos un Pueblo Unido saben las desventajas de los “buenos” trabajos en la industria petrolera. Aquí nos cuentan porqué están impulsando energías limpias.
The push for a greener New Mexico — from immigrant oil workers
Members of Somos un Pueblo Unido know the downside of “good” jobs in the oil industry. Here’s why they’re pressing for clean energy.
The fire and flood next time
Few communities have solid backup plans to protect from disastrous flames and flooding
Indigenous groups ask Supreme Court to overturn power shift
Coalition asks the court to toss out an amendment that triggered the change
The age of consequence: Wildfires in New Mexico
Drought and climate change will spark catastrophic fires unless forests are better managed — starting now.
After the fire
Northern New Mexico residents are left on their own to face major flooding.
In the San Juan Basin, small oil and gas firms like Hilcorp reap profits from high-polluting wells. The impacts are major.