Laura Paskus, journalist covering NM water & environmental issues

Air Dates: September 8-10, 2018

This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is journalist Laura Paskus discussing water, climate change, and environmental issues in New Mexico.

Paskus draws on her 16 years of experience covering New Mexico's natural resources as an environmental reporter, reporting on such issues as water in New Mexico, and the state of our rivers, drought, and climate change. In this in-depth interview, she discusses hot topics including the disposal nightmare of dirty fracking water in the Permian Basin and Colorado's ballot proposal to increase setbacks between new oil and gas wells and homes, hospitals, and schools.

Paskus reminds us that water is not a partisan issue. It is critical for all of us. Paskus offers water conservation advice that everyone can carry into a potentially dry future.

Laura Paskus is a highly esteemed freelance journalist, writing now for the New Mexico Political Report, and a featured correspondent on KNME-TV's weekly public affairs series NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, where she presents a monthly feature - “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present & Future.”

Her work has been featured in New Mexico Magazine, High Country News, the Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico In Depth, and Audubon.