Alibi V.28 No.11 • March 14-20, 2019 
The groundwater treatment plant at Kirtland Air Force Base, where granular activated carbon filters remove toxic ethylene dibromide (EDB) from groundwater extracted from the contamination plume. Treated water contains no detectable contaminant levels and is used to water the Kirtland golf course, or it’s reinjected back into the aquifer.

On Assignment

The Plume that Would Not Die

New Mexico Environment Department has a plan

The New Mexico Environment Department is seeking public comment on its draft strategic plan to address the contamination and cleanup of the Kirtland jet fuel leak.

News Interview

Talking with Donkeys

Democrats revisit recent successes and envision a hopeful future

Weekly Alibi met with Democratic Party communications director Joel Kasenetz and the current chair of the party, Marg Elliston to discuss the legislature, the state and the future.

Conserve and Protect

A Real Emergency

Global warming must be addressed with urgency

Without a WWII-level effort to reduce CO2 emissions, we will soon approach a point where we can’t affect any meaningful change by controlling emissions, as the feedback loop cascades beyond control. Ignoring this problem is akin to waiting until the Nazi Wehrmacht is in Pennsylvania as opposed to France.
The News Monkey

Newscity

Luna County commissioners unanimously approved a county resolution backing the president's emergency; Española water levels tested high for nitrates in November but not in January; Armed security guards began patrolling Rio Rancho Public Schools campuses this week.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because convergent anti-conformity happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about natural gas, the wall vs the Green New Deal and the need for policy-makers' financial disclosure.
Image by Clarke Condé

EVENT HORIZON ()

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Planting Day

Help plant over 300 trees at the 3rd Annual Bosque Planting Day on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9:30am to 3pm. RSVP by emailing Alejandría at alyons01@unm.edu, grab your gardening gloves and get on down to Bosque Cultural Healing Garden Project for a day of reforestation with volunteers revitalizing the Albuquerque Bosque. It’s free and open to arborists of all ages.

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