Water Working Group
Within the context of the Mission of the Environmental Justice Caucus, the Water Working Group will work on establishing and maintain connections with other organizations; production of education materials such as working group open meetings, presentations, video recordings and different projects; research and support of the water legislature initiatives.
EJC Water Working Group considers following issues in New Mexico as highly important:
- Ongoing drought
- Water conservation
- Aquafer pollution prevention
- Produced water use
- Water use and water management
- Urban areas temperature increase
- Water consumption in cities
- Climate change
- The Rio Grande Compact
Examples of environmental injustice in our frontline communities:
- Water pollution
- Water scarcity
How can we help to build healthy and water sustainable communities?
- Preserve local ecosystems
- Funding for strategic water reserve
- Law compliances watch
- Water legislature
Niagara Bottling Company
The Full Story about Niagara Bottling Company (aka Kirkland) continued exploitation of Valencia County can be found in the video below. Nicole Maestas, our CD2 Chair, has fought at every meeting to stop them asking for more water for free to sell for profit.
Right now their request to double their water in Valencia is “tabled,” but it can be brought back at any moment.
For more on their general business model please watch this: