UPDATES


Hearing Granted on Texas Uranium Permit

“Local officials and citizens from Goliad County got some encouragement Wednesday in their fight against uranium mining over a south Texas aquifer.” Read Full Article

“This is great news because the affected community is getting a hearing instead of having the project forced on them. That’s a big deal in any community.” Eric Jantz, Staff Attorney

03/02/2009 • Back to top


House Bill 219, which strengthens rights of surface owners, Tabled

HB 219, sponsored by Representative Brian Egolf, was tabled in the House Judiciary Committee today.

“The tabling of HB 219 is unfortunate because it would have guaranteed surface owners access to information about who owns the minerals beneath the surface owner’s land.” Douglas Meiklejohn, Executive Director

03/02/2009 • Back to top


HB 755, Helps Clean Up Abandoned Uranium Mines (AUMs)

House Bill 755, “Uranium Mining Liability,” sponsored by Benjamin Rodefer, gives the Mining and Minerals department the ability to go after viable companies that have AUMs in New Mexico for the cost of clean up. HB 755 has been referred to the Business and Industry Committee.

Please call your representative and ask him or her to vote YES on HB 755!

02/25/2009 • Back to top


Justice Bars now available at Señor Murphy’s Santa Fe locations!

Now you can get your fix of Fair Trade Certified™ organic chocolate with local New Mexico ingredients at Señor Murphy stores in Santa Fe, NM.

Or call us and we can ship them to you. Click here for more details

02/24/2009 • Back to top


House Joint Memorial 6 “Create Uranium Mining Task Force” doesn’t look at the whole picture

HJM 6, sponsored by Patricia A. Lundstrom, calls for the creation of a task force to look evaluate uranium mining.

But the memorial doesn’t require an evaluation of the whole impact of uranium mining; such as environmental justice issues, or the full economic costs of uranium mining.

The Memorial will be heard next in the Senate Rules Committee. Please call your representative and ask him or her to vote NO on HJM6!»»

02/20/2009 • Back to top


House Bill 219, which strengthens rights of surface owners, Passes

House Bill 219 was given a DO PASS by unanimous vote in the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee and is now going to the House Judiciary Committee.

02/18/2009 • Back to top


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