Copper Rule opponents file brief with state Supreme Court

The New Mexico Environmental Law Center announced Monday afternoon that they filed a brief with the New Mexico Supreme Court calling on the court to set aside the controversial rule…“The Rule violates the Water Quality Act because it imposes no limit on the magnitude, extent, or duration of the pollution discharged by copper mines,” says, NMELC Executive Director. NM Political Report

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10/20/2015 • Back to top

Brief Filed With NM Supreme Court: Repeal Copper Rule, Protect Groundwater

“The Court’s resolution of this appeal will determine whether the copper industry can pollute ground water as a matter of right,” says Meiklejohn, “and whether the Water Quality Control Commission and New Mexico Environment Department have a duty under the Act to prevent water pollution and protect our limited ground water supplies for present and future use.” KWRG.org

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10/20/2015 • Back to top

Groups ask New Mexico court to set aside rules governing groundwater pollution by copper mines

SANTA FE, New Mexico — Environmental groups say the New Mexico Supreme Court should set aside contested water regulations because they fail to prevent pollution by copper mines. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center filed a brief on behalf of its clients Monday in the case against the state’s so-called copper rule. The Republic

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10/20/2015 • Back to top

Brief Filed with NM Supreme Court: Repeal Copper Rule, Protect Groundwater

“The Rule violates the Water Quality Act because it imposes no limit on…the pollution discharged by copper mines…The Act mandates that New Mexico’s ground water be protected. We hope the Court will agree.” NMELC Executive Director, Douglas Meiklejohn

SANTA FE, N.M.— Today, advocates for water quality filed their Brief in Chief with the New Mexico Supreme Court. The brief outlines why the Court should set aside the state’s Copper Mine Rule, which regulates the discharge of copper mining pollution into groundwater. The state Court of Appeals upheld the regulations in May, even though the Rule neither prevents water pollution nor protects New Mexico’s limited ground water supplies as required by the New Mexico Water Quality Act.  The Supreme Court agreed to review the case in June. Today’s brief was filed by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) on behalf of Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP), Amigos Bravos and Turner Ranch Properties, L.P.  (Visit case page)

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10/19/2015 • Back to top

Fight for Right to Water Goes to Washington DC

Petitioned by a coalition of groups across the country, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has granted a hearing on the fundamental human right to clean and affordable drinking water on October 23rd in Washington DC.

The Red Water Pond Road Community Association - a grassroots organization of Diné families who have experienced and lived with the impacts of uranium mining and milling near Churchrock, NM since the 1960s - is one of the co-petitioners.  With the support of the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, members of the organization will be traveling to Washington, D.C. with NMELC staff attorney Eric Jantz, to testify before the Commission about the impacts that 50 years of mining and mine waste have had on their ability to secure safe drinking water.Read questionnaire submitted to Commission.

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10/09/2015 • Back to top

Local Jeweler Donates 10% of Purchases to NMELC

Relflective Images

Reflective Images, will donate 10% of your cash, credit or debit purchase* when you mention the Law Center!

At the time of purchase in the store or over the phone, simply designate the donation to the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.

Reflective Images, Santa Fe-based designer jewelry studio with its gallery and studio on Baca Street, has been widely recognized for its green and fair business practices.  The company have been very active in environmental and business issues.  In 2015 Reflective Images Jewelry announced it was the first certified Fairtrade Gold American jeweler by Fairtrade International.

*Items must be regularly priced and does not apply to diamonds on engagement rings.

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10/02/2015 • Back to top

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