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

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Thank You CFC Donors
Southwest Research and Information Center extends a sincere thank you to federal workers who donated to SRIC during the 2003 Central and Northern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Your donations are now coming in, and are assisting us in continuing our work to protect the environment and our health. We have been informed that we will again be on the CFC list, and hope to see many of you at CFC Kick Off events later this year. Also, SRIC staff is available to talk about our work to your organization. Please contact your Human Resources department for more details.

Southwest Research and Information Center, like many other organizations, has a wish list - "I wish we had this," and "I wish we had that." Well, we've gone beyond wishes now, and we need your help. Staff is spending more time out in the field assisting communities, and our technology needs have grown. We're working with government and health groups to do environmental testing, but we need to get the results into the hands of communities. Our current technology is not up to date - we need a projector for community meetings, new laptops, a digital camera, software, etc. To get there, we need YOUR help.

Please consider making a special donation to help us meet these technology challenges. You can donate securely online at www.sric.org. We can also take credit card donations over the phone, or you can mail a donation to us at Southwest Research and Information Center, PO Box 4524, Albuquerque, NM 87196.

Help us get to the next technology stage by supporting our continuing work in communities. Thank you.

On June 3, the public hearing scheduled on the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) proposal to keep high-level wastes out of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was postponed indefinitely. SRIC and other citizen groups did not object because the Department of Energy (DOE) agreed to submit its own change to the WIPP permit that would keep such wastes out of WIPP.

DOE had previously argued that NMED did not have authority to impose such a prohibition. DOE's request to modify the permit must be filed in early July, and a 60-day public comment period should then occur. The next issue of Voices from the Earth will include a further update.

Submissions Wanted
We are looking for voluntary assistance with our publication Voices from the Earth. If you are interested in writing a book review, or if you have an article you think we should print, please contact Annette Aguayo, Editor, at (505) 262-1862 or Admin@sric.org. We reserve the right to use or edit submissions. No press releases, please.

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"Una cosa es vestir y alimentar a nuestras hijas, sin embargo lo esencial es enseñarles que otras personas — fuera de ellas mismas — son tambien importantes. Lo mejor que pueden hacer con sus vidas es dedicarlas al servicio de los demás."

"Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important, and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people."

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SRIC is part of the Stop Forever WIPP Coalition.
The nuclear waste dump is permitted to operate until 2024, but the federal government want to expand the amount and types of waste allowed with NO end date.
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