Silver City, NM - The Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center have won a five-year fight against Chino Mine‟s proposal to dilute contaminated water with clean groundwater rather than use more effective treatment technology. GRIP and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center announced today they have reached a settlement with the mine. Chino is now required to use an advanced form of reverse osmosis to remove metals and sulfates from the wastewater it will produce for hundreds of years after mining stops at the site.
06/29/2008 • Back to top
Santa Fe, New Mexico - A panel of experts will give a presentation on the legal, economic and social issues and the health impact of oil and gas drilling in Santa Fe County Tuesday, May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Universalist Church, l07 West Barcelona Road, Santa Fe. Four nationally recognized experts will present the facts on how landowners and residents have been impacted by environmental toxics associated with the oil and gas development activities in their area.
05/15/2008 • Back to top
Apr. 19, 2008 - Santa Fe, New Mexico — For the first time in United States history, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be challenged in Federal appeals court for its approval of a source materials license for an in situ leach uranium mine.
The Navajo communities of Crownpoint and Church Rock, New Mexico, with the assistance of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC), Eastern Navajo Dine against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM) and Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC) will fight the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Hydro Resources, Inc., demanding that they stay off of Navajo lands in New Mexico. NMELC will present oral arguments on May 12 to a panel of Federal judges in Denver asking that the NRC decision to allow mining be set aside.
04/19/2008 • Back to top
Clovis, NM – In a victory for communities everywhere, three Clovis groups have forced the giant ConAgra Trade Group to withdraw its application for an air quality permit for a proposed 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant that would have been sited near their residential neighborhood.
01/22/2008 • Back to top
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) asks Law Center Executive Director, Douglas Meiklejohn, to discuss the Department of Energy Complex 2030 proposal and New Mexico.
07/26/2007 • Back to top
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) asks Law Center Director of Development, Sebia Hawkins, her vision of New Mexico in 2030.
07/25/2007 • Back to top