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About fortega2014

Franklin Ortega is an SMU '16 History major and Journalism minor pursuing a law degree.

A Glimpse into Renewable Taos

By Franklin Ortega This week I had the rare opportunity to sit in on a meeting of Renewable Taos in the Taos County Administration Building. This dedicated group of movers and shakers, on the verge of gaining 501(c)(3) non-profit designation, … Continue reading

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Western Environmental Law Center

We had the opportunity to have Kyle Tisdale visit with our class and discuss what he is working on in the Taos, NM area. This video explains more of what they do all throughout the West. A video commemorating WELC’s … Continue reading

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David Keith

A funny interview with David Keith on his new book, “A Case For Climate Engineering. In the book he details a strategy to slow climate change. From the Colbert Report: “A Case For Climate Engineering” author David Keith explains his … Continue reading

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Challenges Non-Profits face in Taos, NM

By Franklin Ortega Looking at the beautiful scenery of Taos, NM, it’s hard to imagine the struggles facing many of its residents. With a total population of 5,716, this rural town faces issues with poverty, cultural/social clashes, and threats to … Continue reading

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