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Law Center Files Petition Requesting Statewide Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Law Center has filed a petition to the State Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) on behalf New Energy Economy, calling on the state of New Mexico to reduce greenhouse gases to 25% below 1990 emission levels by 2020; to help avert the most severe impacts of global warming.

The request for a hearing will be discussed at the January 5th meeting of the EIB. EIB Meeting info. This is a public meeting.

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12/23/2008 • Back to top


Justice is Sweet

SANTA FE, NM — The New Mexico Environmental Law Center introduces the Justice Bar this week, just in time for the holidays and perfect for stocking stuffers. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center is one of the oldest and most respected independent non-profit environmental groups in New Mexico.

These delicious chocolate bars will help protect the beautiful vistas and diverse communities of New Mexico because 100% of the net proceeds from Justice Bars go to the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, New Mexico’s only not-for-profit environmental justice law firm. The beautiful landscape photographs of New Mexico on the labels were donated by John Vavruska and remind chocolate lovers of what is at stake.

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12/18/2008 • Back to top


the Justice Bar

Justice Bars reflect our commitment to communities, locally and globally. Our luscious organic dark chocolate is produced without pesticides using sustainable practices by farmers who are paid equitably for their cacao. Our red chile is from world-famous Chimayo, north of Santa Fe, and our pistachios are locally grown by Eagle Ranch Farms near Alamogordo.

To order, call 505.989.9022 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Each bar is hand-crafted in small batches by dedicated artisans in Santa Fe. Our partner, Señor Murphy Candymaker, is the producer of the finest, most delicious candies in the Southwest for over 30 years. Our certified organic chocolate comes from Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates, who believe in a softer, kinder and more sustainable way of doing business that considers the needs of our planet and its people. Thank you both for your generous support and encouragement every step of the way.

Since 1987, the Law Center’s dedicated public-interest attorneys have provided free and low-cost legal assistance to concerned citizens throughout the state in order to protect our azure skies, precious waters, majestic landscapes and treasured cultures that make New Mexico such a wondrous place.

12/12/2008 • Back to top


Panel Gives Green Light to Drilling Ordinance

Dec 9, 2008 - “County’s oil and gas regulations called a ‘progressive approach’ Santa Fe County now has an ordinance aimed specifically at regulating the activities of the oil and gas industry. After more than a year of planning and countless public hearings, the County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that appears to have soothed county residents anxious about energy-development impacts and excited the ire of the regulation-phobic oil and gas industry.”

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12/09/2008 • Back to top


Environmental Attorney Says New Oil and Gas Drilling Ordinance is Good for Santa Fe County

Dec 8, 2008  - KUNM’s Jim Williams spoke to Law Center attorney Eric Jantz about the ordinance. Santa Fe County Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a new ordinance guiding how future oil and gas drilling will take place in the county. The changes are part of a response to a plan to drill on tens of thousands of acres in the Galisteo Basin.

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12/08/2008 • Back to top


Cost Analysis of Uranium Mining Sparks Debate.

Nov 15, 2008 - by Eric Jantz - Mike Bowen’s Nov. 7 commentary, “Uranium mining study is based on wrong data,” is inaccurate and misleading in three important ways.

First, the Arrowhead report that Mr. Bowen touts as nonbiased is actually based on assumptions provided by the Uranium Producers of New Mexico. The authors of that study have publicly conceded that they did not question the assumptions they were given.

Click here to get the Complete Uranium Mining Economic Report by Dr. Thomas Power.

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11/15/2008 • Back to top


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