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New Emissions Cap Proposal Draws Fire in NM

“Bruce Frederick, an attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, which filed the petition on behalf of New Energy Economy, said the motion is just another attempt by the oil and natural gas industry and electricity producers to kill the effort to establish a greenhouse gas emissions cap. ‘They will continue to complain. They really don’t want any greenhouse gas regulation at any cost,’ Frederick said.” Associated Press

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Go to New Mexico Greenhouse Gas Emission Caps case page

03/16/2010 • Back to top


Community Reaches Settlement With Cement Plant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—After a hard fight, a North Valley community is now mixing with the American Cement Plant around the clock. Greater Gardner Neighborhood Association settled with the cement corporation, but that settlement only came after the cement company agreed to strenuous regulations. KOAT

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03/11/2010 • Back to top


Court denies review of uranium mining permit in NM

“Attorney Eric Jantz of the Santa Fe-based Environmental Law Center, which represents mining opponents, said his clients were disappointed, but it’s not the end of the road. ‘If this project is allowed to continue, the folks in the Crownpoint and Church Rock communities are going to be left holding a very toxic bag,’ Jantz said.” Associated Press

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03/10/2010 • Back to top


Appellate court upholds HRI’s mining permit

” ‘We are very disappointed in the court’s decision,’ stated Eric Jantz, staff attorney of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center and lead attorney on the appeal, in a press release. ‘The majority passed up the opportunity to protect the health and safety of the people of Crownpoint and Church Rock - because the NRC won’t.’ ” The Navajo Times

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03/10/2010 • Back to top


Dissenting Judge Says Court Decision Puts Health of Navajo People at Risk

SANTA FE, N.M. –  The 10th Federal Circuit Appeals Court in Denver, CO returned with their decision today upholding the NRC license allowing HRI to mine for uranium in Crownpoint’s municipal water supply. Get Press Release in PDF format.

Documents: Federal 10th Circuit Appeals Court Opinion. Judge Carlos F. Lucero’s dissent.

Learn more about the Hydro Resources, Inc. uranium mines case

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03/09/2010 • Back to top


1st Opportunity to Challenge NRC’s Generic Enviro Impact Statement (GEIS) Filed

The Law Center filed comments yesterday on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements (SEIS) that were issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on three proposed in situ leach uranium mining projects in Wyoming. These comments are intended to address shortcomings in both the SEIS and the GEIS, and therefore challenge the validity of using a “generic” impact statement.

Lost Creek SEIS comments, and case page.
Moore Ranch SEIS comments, and case page.
Nichols Ranch SEIS comments, and case page.

Learn more about the GEIS.

03/05/2010 • Back to top


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