December 13, 2021

Toxic Polluter Award for 2021 Goes to Hilcorp Energy

Santa Fe, NM—The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) announced the winners of its Annual Environmental Justice Awards for 2021. The winners were celebrated during the NMELC’s Annual Member Appreciation & EJ Awards event held on Friday, December 10th over Zoom. The four awards given out include the tongue-in- cheek “award” for Toxic Polluter. NMELC staff presented a mock “invoice” to the Toxic Polluter of the year for harming the environment and the health of New Mexicans.

Awards included the Karl Souder Award (for water protection), the Jeanne Gauna Community Environmental Advocacy Award, and the inaugural Youth Earth Protector Award.

Here are the winners for this year’s NMELC EJ Awards for 2021 …