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V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014

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Jesse Schulz

La Jicarita

Welcome to Albuquerque

Nuclear meltdown capital of the world

Weekly Alibi’s latest collaboration with environmental politics journal La Jicarita examines a source of serious discontent, the radioactive contents of the Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014

La Jicarita

Albuquerque Spring

A season of police violence and civil disobedience

Wherein academic and activist David Correia considers an “Albuquerque Spring” and the state of APD reform as prelude to Saturday’s March to End Police Brutality.
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V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014

Letters

Wherein a reader critiques the advocacy journalism of Alibi media partner La Jicarita.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Still from lapel cam video of the James Boyd shooting
Albuquerque Police Department

La Jicarita

Is There Justice For James Boyd?

What explains the relentless history of police violence in Albuquerque? There are no simple answers to that question. But we may begin to seek an answer in the hard life and violent death of James Boyd.
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014

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Spill Happening

David Correia updates KAFB jet fuel spill story on KUNM

One of our biggest stories of 2013 was “The Environmental Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of: Albuquerque’s Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill” (v.22, i.48). In it, author David Correia lays out a mountain of evidence about a fuel spill right here in ABQ that’s twice the size of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Correia recently appeared on KUNM’s The Spitz Report to discuss his Alibi article, just how big the ongoing hemorrhage of jet fuel has been, the impact on the aquifer and what’s most frustrating about Kirtland’s response. As he explains to host Stephen Spitz,

“They were leaking jet fuel and aviation gas. ... Kirtland Air Force Base agreed to an estimate of 8 million gallons a few years ago; the New Mexico Environmental Department suggested it could be as high as 24 million gallons, so it’s somewhere in there, in that range. … But even if it’s a conservative estimate, it still makes this the largest underground toxic release in US history. That’s uncontested.”

If you missed our in-depth look at this shocking environmental catastrophe in Burque’s own backyard, catch it here, as well as the response from an Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority board member in our Letters section. Listen to Correia’s informed and informative full broadcast on KUNM here.

V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013

La Jicarita

The Environmental Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of

Albuquerque’s Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill

David Correia reports on the KAFB jet fuel spill and finds an environmental disaster dubiously underrepresented in both scope and severity.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
1941—A wood hauler pauses along the Rio Pueblo. An average rural family in this region would use about 20 loads like this for fuel wood and fence posts each year.
E.O. Buhler/US Forest Service

La Jicarita

Only You Can Stop the Forest Service

We can do better and here’s how

La Jicarita Managing Editor David Correia’s latest essay takes on the Forest Service’s history of paternalism and mismanagement in northern New Mexico.