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Enviro Groups Push for Better Regs to Protect Groundwater from Exploratory Mining Wells

New Mexico Environmental Law Center, representing its clients Amigos Bravos and Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP), will present testimony on March 23rd to support strengthening New Mexico’s mining exploration permitting regulations in order to protect groundwater from contamination caused by mining exploration wells.

The hearing is open to the public.

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03/18/2009 • Back to top


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

House Bill 755, “Uranium Mining Liability,” sponsored by Representative Benjamin Rodefer,  was tabled in the Business and Industry Committee meeting yesterday.

03/18/2009 • Back to top


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

House Bill 755, “Uranium Mining Liability,” sponsored by Representative Benjamin Rodefer, would give the state the authority to go after the original uranium companies that actually created the mess. If it passes, it could start a funding stream going directly to cleanup.

This is a great bill, but we need your help.

HB 755 is scheduled to be heard this Thursday at 1:30 pm in the Business and Industry Committee meeting, and this committee has typically ignored community needs.

Please Call the Committee Members and tell them to
VOTE “
YES” on HB 755 and Please come to the Roundhouse on Thursday to show your support!

03/11/2009 • Back to top


News Article “Raising the Bar”

Rob DeWalt of the Santa Fe New Mexican gives Justice Bars the cover story in today’s Taste Section!

"If we were going to do this, the final product had to reflect the sense of community and environmental stewardship that the law center has promoted and protected for more than two decades." Sebia Hawkins, Director of Development. Read the Full Article

03/11/2009 • Back to top


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


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