Samuel Gilbert

Samuel Gilbert

Born and raised near Cerrillos, south of Santa Fe, Samuel Gilbert graduated from UNM with degrees in anthropology and American studies before starting his journalism career at a small newspaper in Ramallah, Palestine. Since returning to the United States in 2015, his work has been published by The Daily Beast, Al Jazeera, Vice, The Guardian The Washington Post, The Santa Fe New Mexican and other publications.

Invisible and toxic in New Mexico

By: - June 30, 2022

In her 30 years working as a health care professional in the Navajo Nation, Adella Begaye witnessed the health impacts of extractive industries on Indigenous communities in the Southwest.  “We know these toxins can impact the respiratory system, your heart and the lungs. All parts of the body,” she said, speaking to the harms of […]

To understand the orphan well problem in NM, someone’s going to have to count them

By: - May 31, 2022

The 50-square-mile stretch of public land known as Glade Run is described on the Bureau of Land Management’s website as a “great spot for the weekend warrior.”  Glade Run is punctured by 600 oil and gas wells, connected by hundreds of access roads and an arterial network of buried gathering lines that leave unvegetated, eroded scars […]