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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Southwest Research and Information Center provides assistance to individuals and communities both regionally and nationally (and occasionally internationally). We couldn’t do this work without your help. If you’ve already given to SRIC, you have our heartfelt thanks. If you haven’t, please consider giving to SRIC this year. This year Congress has made it more beneficial to donate, raising the limits on itemized deductions, but it ends December 31, 2005. You can mail in a check, call in a credit card donation (505) 262-1862, or click on the “Donate Now” button on our website (www.sric.org) to make a donation through a secure server. Your donations enable us to continue providing assistance now and into the future.

Goodbye Frances…
With great sadness we announce the departure of SRIC staff member Frances Ortega, Ph.D. Frances has accepted a position as Policy and Program Analyst with the newly created New Mexico Higher Education Department. While she will be missed, we know that she will be an asset for higher education in New Mexico.



…Hello Sofia
Before Frances left, she had one last duty: find a replacement. But she didn’t have to look far. We hope you join us as we welcome Sofia Martinez to the SRIC family. Sofia has a long relationship with SRIC, from her community organizing and social and environmental justice work in Albuquerque and northern New Mexico, to her work with Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound-Mora County. She also has an education background, teaching in Albuquerque and Wagon Mound. She will be working on issues related to Environmental Justice, education, community, development, and economics.

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“In a market economy, private investors are the ultimate arbiter of what energy technologies can compete and yield reliable profits, so to understand nuclear power's prospects, just follow the money. Private investors have flatly rejected nuclear power but enthusiastically bought its main supply-side competitors decentralized cogeneration and renewables. Worldwide, by the end of 2004, these supposedly inadeqaute alternatives had more installed capacity than nuclear, produced 92 percent as much electricity, and were growing 5.9 times faster and accelerating, while nuclear was fading.”
—Amory B. Lovins "Competitors To Nuclear: Eat My Dust"
RMI Solutions, Fall 2005

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