"Severe water shortages from a historic drought were developing in the summer of 2013 as water levels continued to drop drastically at Elephant Butte Lake, formed from the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico. The lake is the largest body of water in the state of New Mexico and supplies water for southern New Mexico, west Texas, and Mexico. In 2013, water from the lake was so scarce that irrigation district officials issued dire warnings to farmers to expect only a 30-day irrigation season from severely curtailed water releases. Note the differing water lines on the Elephant Butte formation that show how much the surface water has declined in recent years.Elephant Butte in 2010:"

New Mexico

The University of New Mexico Foundation’s investments in fossil fuels conflict with its mission “to improve our future through thoughtful stewardship of our cultures and environment,” alleged the group UNM Leaf in a 2021 complaint filed with the state’s Attorney General. In 2022, the University employed lobbyist Joseph Thompson, who also lobbied on behalf of Xcel Energy and Enterprise Products Partners.

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Bullington, James

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Moore, J.

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Thompson, Joseph

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Trujillo, Anthony

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Valverde, Randi

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