Common Ground Community Trust

We are not going away.
In 2019 we petitioned the New Mexico Environment Department to hold a hearing. They refused our petition of over 700 signatures to direct the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB), to hold a public hearing resulting in a full investigation of radioactive dumping in Rio Rancho. 

In March 2018 an Illicit radioactive waste disposal of 288 tons of TENORM was dumped into the Rio Rancho Waste Management landfill, then in August 2019 there was a radioactive brine water disposal into the Rio Rancho sewer treatment facility. 

Our concerned citizen group knows that the TENORM is a radioactive hazardous waste and harmful to humans.

We need protection. But like most issues impacting communities in New Mexico. It is up to the citizens to bring forward the issues for them to be addressed. We need the NMED and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect our water, air and soils. we have been gathering data and consulting with experts on the best way to move forward. We will be holding a community meeting soon to discuss wind-blown vector contaminants and exposures.

We have a liquified natural gas (LNG ) Storage Facility that we are also fighting.
Read More about the dangers of LNG Storage facilities.

WHO AQS Targeted Emission Drawdown
We are working on adopting the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AIR QUALITY STANDARDS for the city of Albuquerque and the County of Bernalillo. We have a petition to the AIR Board for support for this effort. See our website Home page for the works we are doing in our community, and how we raise the voices for economic, social and environmental justice.

Common Ground Rising is a member of the Anthropocene Alliance – (A2), the nation’s largest coalition of frontline communities fighting for environmental & climate justice

More specifics on the background and timeline and issues can be found on our Website at Please sign up for our email newsletter on these issues in our community

Please help us keep our doors open, as we navigate these environmental threats.
Please Donate to Common Ground Community Trust.

All donations made on this site are not tax-exempt or deductible. 
For Tax exempt donations checks over $200.00 must be made to our fiscal sponsor:
Albuquerque Center Peace and Justice
C/O Common Ground Community Trust
907 Nyasa RD SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124 

Our children will thank you!

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Elaine Cimino
Rio Rancho, NM

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