MISSION: Southwest Research and Information Center is a multi-cultural organization working to promote the health of people and communities, protect natural resources, ensure citizen participation, and secure environmental and social justice now and for future generations

Southwest Research and Information Center's mission is "to provide timely, accurate information to the public on matters that affect the environment, human health, and communities in order to protect natural resources, promote citizen participation, and ensure environmental and social justice now and for future generations."

Your Help Needed
Please consider supporting SRIC's work. Today we are facing ever increasing threats to our health and our environment. More and more communities are requesting our assistance as they deal with threats to their health, their water, their land, and their way of life. From the health effects of having a hazardous waste landfill in your backyard, to the chemical wastes pouring into our rivers and our groundwater from mining operations. And the efforts by Navajo communities struggling to keep new uranium mines from opening - communities already dealing with the health effects of past uranium mining. Your tax-deductible donation can help us continue our much needed work with communities. We can even take a credit card donation over the phone, just call Don or Annette at 505-262-1862. Please give generously. Thank you.

Wish List
Southwest Research and Information Center needs your help. We are always hopeful that you, our readers, can help us with our needs - both monetary and physical. Currently we are in need of:

  • Pentium (or higher) computers
  • Monitors
  • Color and/or laser printers
  • A dedicated internet line

Please help us continue our work, donate your gently used items today. Donations are tax-deductible. Thank You.

Free Issue of Voices
Please help us spread the word about Southwest Research and Information Center/Voices from the Earth. If you have friends, relatives, or coworkers who might be interested in some of the issues we work on, we will be happy to send them a free sample issue of Voices. Just send us their names and addresses. Mail the list to: SRIC, PO Box 4524, Albuquerque, NM 87106; or by e-mail to: Info@sric.org.

Correction:
In the Winter 2001, Volume 2, Number 4 issue, we did not clearly state the following: Excerpted from RED: Passion and Patience in the Desert, Terry Tempest Williams, Copyright © 2001. Reprinted by permission of the author, Terry Tempest Williams. All rights reserved. Our apologies.
- Editor

In Memoraim
Bob Langsenkamp, a long-time environmental leader in New Mexico, died on March 1. Bob was very active in wilderness preservation and sustainable use of public land. He worked for the New Mexico Land Office for 14 years until 1996. Bob also was an active member and supporter of many environmental organizations and encouraged people to work together to resolve problems. As a founder and leader of the New Mexico Conservation Voters Alliance, he brought people together from throughout the state to become more involved in public policy issues.
Bob was a selfless, quiet leader, whose sense of humor, intellect, and insight will be greatly missed. SRIC's staff and board convey our sympathy and condolences to his family.

SRIC can now take credit card donations (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover).
Just call us at 505-262-1862, or e-mail us (Info@sric.org) your phone number and we will call you. For security purposes, please do not send your credit card information via e-mail, we will contact you by phone.

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"Look at the land. Our grandfather lived here. So do we. It is our land here, her we used to live. Stranger, touring around you will not come, you will not come. We lived over these hills, we still do, because the forest is our life."
--Huaorani chant,
translated by Laura Rival

"I want to stamp on the ground hard enough to make that oil come out. I want to skip the legalities, permits, red tape, and other obstacles. I want to go immediately and straight to what matters: getting that oil."
--Rick Bass,
Petroleum Geologist

1989, taken from Amazon Crude, Judith Kimerling



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