Local Jeweler Donates 10% of Purchases to NMELC

Relflective Images

Reflective Images, will donate 10% of your purchase* when you mention the Law Center!

At the time of purchase in the store or over the phone, simply designate the donation to the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.

Reflective Images, Santa Fe-based designer jewelry studio with its gallery and studio on Baca Street, has been widely recognized for its green and fair business practices.  The company have been very active in environmental and business issues.  In 2015 Reflective Images Jewelry announced it was the first certified Fairtrade Gold American jeweler by Fairtrade International.

*Items must be regularly priced and does not apply to diamonds on engagement rings.

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10/02/2015 • Back to top

Special Guest Speaker Craig Childs Comes to Wild & Scenic Film Festival

“I look for the places in between whether I have a month, a day, or a minute…, I find wilderness.” Craig Childs

SANTA FE, N.M.— Join the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) when it hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival with special guest speaker, Southwest author and naturalist Craig Childs. Childs will give a live presentation to NMELC members and introduce his short film The Story of Place at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion on the evening of Saturday, September 12, 2015.

In his members-only presentation, Ghost Water, Childs will take us on a journey through time and water, unfolding the land around us to look inside and find the one element we all need.

“Water is the most elusive and crucial element we have,” says Childs. “Water flows through everything. You might not be able to see it, but it’s written all around you in every cottonwood and arroyo. It’s a ghost, and you have to honor your ghosts.”

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09/11/2015 • Back to top

Films to Inform, Ignite and Inspire Your World

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Santa Fe!

SANTA FE, N.M.— Join the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) when it hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tour in its 2nd Annual showing at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion on the evening of Saturday, September 12, 2015.

One of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, Wild & Scenic films combine stellar film making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite. Explore solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

This year our Special Guest is author, Craig Childs, who will give a presentation to NMELC members prior to the films.

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08/12/2015 • Back to top

13 Years and Counting: Anatomy Of An EPA Civil Rights Investigation

The project was permitted by the state in 2002. Three years later, the EPA agreed to investigate Reade’s claims. Then: silence, for nine years… Environmental injustice “definitely exists in New Mexico,” Meiklejohn said. “It’s an issue because the state laws and state regulations don’t protect politically powerless people.” NBCNews.com

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08/11/2015 • Back to top

NM Supreme Court to Review Copper Rule

“Our clients are not trying to stop copper mining; they are trying to ensure that copper mining does not pollute ground water.”
Douglas Meiklejohn, NMELC Executive Director

SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico Supreme Court has granted the petition filed by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) requesting review of the Copper Rule, which regulates discharges from copper mines in New Mexico. The Supreme Court order, dated July 13th, states that it will review all the issues raised in the petition.

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07/14/2015 • Back to top

Santolina opponents file lawsuit against zoning change decision

The lawsuit was filed by Meiklejohn in the New Mexico Second Judicial District Court on behalf of the SouthWest Organizing Project, the New Mexico Health Equity Working Group, the Pajarito Village Association, and three individuals. Those that filed the lawsuit argue the two commissioners had already made up their minds on approving Santolina before a vote, which they say violated the county’s due process requirements. Albuquerque Business First

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07/08/2015 • Back to top

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