The leading data from EPA shows that Air Toxics Cancer Risk (the likelihood air toxics can cause cancer) is not just high in low-income communities, but across the City of Albuquerque.
Ozone is known to cause disease, premature death and great environmental harms. See how the leading data shows that, unlike Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Ozone pollution actually impacts the East Mountains and areas considered "less threatened" by air pollution.
This video shows how long communities in the South Valley and Albuquerque have been organizing to address Cumulative Impacts. This special video project comes from a larger research study carried out by Dr. Nina Cooper in collaboration with Los Jardines Institute and community partners.
Read the Letter the Mayor Sent to City Council and community as to why he vetoed the resolutions forwarded by Councilor Lewis.
Excerpt: "First and foremost, unfortunately neither I nor my office was contacted in regards to this consequential legislation. Had we been consulted, we would have been clear from the start this proposal will not address concerns, whether valid or otherwise, about the Board’s membership, function or rulings." Click below to read the full letter
Join us and many community organizers from around the City and County in making it clear that we want Zero Fares Busses and we will not accept an effort to disband the air board! We say NO to Councilor Lewis's ordinance and resolution which is an attempt the thwart the passing of the HEEI regulation.
Read this resolution that was voted on and passed by the Bernalillo County Commissioners. This was a major stance against the City Council efforts to undermine the HEEI rulemaking and disband the air board for a a handpicked group by the City Council. Read all about it!
Read Dr. Martinez's Op-Ed asking critical questions about who is supporting Dan Lewis in and outside of the city for private interest and gain? It seems a combination of polluting interests, city attorney's and city councilor Lewis have deliberately attempted to block better air protections in Albuquerque.
Read this article to learn how members of the city council looking out for industrial interests are working to completely disband the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Board! This is specifically to block the current rule-making underway for the HEEI regulation.
This is the most current draft of the HEEI regulation from the community petitioners. It's expected that a final rule will be posted on the register late-October 2023. This rule includes the red-lined edits from community and industry feedback.
Read Mayor Keller's Inter-Office Memorandum that outlines the concerns of the City Council undermining the ABQ-BernCo Air Board's operation and current rulemaking for the HEEI. Read this letter which outlines the risk of moving forward with the poorly thought out strategy from those who wish to disband the air board to obstruct a rulemaking proceeding.
Thanks to work by Portland State University, U.S. Forest Service and OHSU there is this map to show potential relationships of air quality, heat and tree canopy. The results show disparity and concerning air quality.
It's important to note that states and locales across the country are forwarding this kind of regulation. The cumulative impacts of pollution have not been properly accounted for and the cost is too great!
The Mountain View Coalition is the petitioners of the HEEI and it's critical we sign-on to their letter, learn the story of Mountain View and connect it to our own story and how our own communities are impacted.
This article is the first story covered by the Journal on this issue. It's clear the stakes and value of this regulation is starting to be recognized.
This Dropbox folder contains ALL the files and documentation filed in regards to
This is useful article that was published in November 2022 when the HEEI regulation was first petitioned to the Air Board.
Sign-up now for critical updates from the local Air Quality Control Board? They kind of impact every breath we take.
This is an official example of the historical grassroots action and how long this effort has been going-on! Please see for good information and the pressing issues we were advocating for 10 years ago!
The science is consistent - we need cumulative impacts regulations now!
Dr. Ana Baptista breaks down how cumulative impacts and environmental justice is connected. Get educated!
The Mountain View Community is just one of multiple EJ communities in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The cost is too great. Here is what environmental injustice looks like.
We had one of the leading lawyers on Cumulative Impacts come and present at UNM School of Law. This was his presentation of the important work from his home in New Jersey. We thank all our partners in New Jersey for their support in helping us here in New Mexico.
Check out the latest information on the work of using remote (satellite) sensing to address environmental justice concerns locally and globally. Agenda: -Opening remarks, introduction and recap of the last session -Basics of air quality and its health impacts -Basics of remote sensing for air quality -Satellite data products and tools relevant for air quality EJ applications -Demonstration of satellite data visualization tools -NASA Worldview -NASA Earthdata Search -NASA Giovanni -Q&A
Our current air pollution risk assessments have failed at protecting our health from the combined effects of air pollution and other harmful exposures.
We are closer than ever to having a regulation that protects us from cumulative impacts.
"Cumulative impacts. The totality of exposures to combinations of chemical and non-chemical stressors and their effects on health, well-being, and quality of life outcomes (U.S. EPA, 2022b)."
Los Jardines Institute is about building the social, political, economic, cultural and spiritual power as a community. Our space is known for multigenerational and multicultural gatherings and movement making. We are happy to announce that we are open to host your event or activity! Drop by and see if Los Jardines' indoor and outdoor spaces are a good fit.