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.

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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

Cost Analysis of Uranium Mining in New Mexico Shows No Economic Boon

In a response to the industry’s exaggerated claims that renewed uranium mining would be a multi-billion dollar economic bonanza for New Mexico and the Grants area, the Law Center commissioned Dr. Thomas M. Power to evaluate the true economic impacts of uranium mining in New Mexico. The result is the only independently reviewed analysis of the subject in New Mexico entitled An Economic Evaluation of a Renewed Uranium Mining Boom in New Mexico.

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10/28/2008 • Back to top

Law Center and Citizens Defeat Water Grab

On September 17, 2008, Broe Land and Acquisitions, Inc. LLC (Broe) filed a notice that it was withdrawing all of its applications for water rights that are currently pending before the State Engineer. Broe, a Denver corporation specializing in real estate speculation, had filed a total of 16 water rights applications to appropriate thousands of acre-feet of groundwater per year from the Gallup underground water basin in Catron County.

Broe’s decision to withdraw resulted from a motion filed by New Mexico Environmental Law Center (the Law Center) staff attorney Bruce Frederick on behalf of its clients. Frederick argued that the appropriation would have violated state law that requires water rights be owned by the same entity that owns the land. Broe’s water rights applications violated this law because the company would have ended up owning water rights to land owned by the State of New Mexico.

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09/22/2008 • Back to top

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