Isabel Koyama

Isabel Koyama

Koyama is a Howard Graduate Fellow at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she pursues a master's in investigative journalism.

A sign welcomes passersby to an “Energy Sacrifice Zone” outside of Counselor, New Mexico, on Oct. 26, 2021.

Straddling the divide between environmental action and energy revenue

By: , , and - February 28, 2022

COUNSELOR, New Mexico — Bright pink flags mark a swath of newly cleared land, rubber water hoses snake along the roadside and pump jacks dot the horizon, all signs of the state’s growth as an oil and gas hub. But even as production expands across New Mexico, the state is trying to shrink its global […]