The expansive landscapes and seemingly endless skies of New Mexico make it hard to believe that the state has a "massive" air pollution problem. Unfortunately, NASA keyhole satellite photos do not lie; neither do child asthma rates.
Farmers here produce food for the entire country and they use a lot of water to do it. Groundwater mining "is not an accident here; it is a way of life ... it is also a way of death." - William Ashworth, "Ogallala Blue."
Oklahoma's growing cities compete with small towns in the Southeast for ever-shrinking water sources. "In many ways, the history of Oklahoma is a story of water. Our geography is drawn by rivers and streams. And our cultural legacy is informed by drought." – Andrew Knittle, NewsOK.