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.
02/20/2009 • Back to top
02/18/2009 • Back to top
Committee Chair, Representative Roger Madalena broke the tie and voted against HB84 causing it to fail.
We would like to thank Rep. Madalena on his courageous vote that supported the wishes of the communities impacted by the uranium industry.
02/10/2009 • Back to top
“Eric Jantz, staff attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, says a provision that could guarantee up to $50 billion in loans for construction of new nuclear power plants has worked its way into the Senate version of the federal economic recovery package. He worries that could lead to a resurgence of the uranium mining and milling industry that has had such a checkered history in New Mexico.”
Public News Service
02/05/2009 • Back to top
Executive Director Douglas Meiklejohn and Staff Attorney Eric Jantz are interviewed by the Santa Fe Radio Cafe covering legislative topics with which the Law Center will be involved. Listen to the Interview
01/26/2009 • Back to top
The Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) and Law Center today hailed state regulators for placing valuable New Mexican groundwater supplies ahead of Freeport-McMoRan mining company’s profits at its Tyrone copper mine in Grant County.
The company argued that groundwater supplies under the Tyrone mine site are not required to be protected under the Water Quality Act. The Water Quality Control Commission unequivocally rejected that land ownership and control of the land surface are relevant to determining whether groundwater will be used in the future.
01/13/2009 • Back to top