Learn EXACTLY What the Pit Rule is and How it Protects New Mexico’s Groundwater

Our friends at Earthworks and the Oil & Gas Accountability Project (OGAP) have come up with some great information and fact sheets on how the Pit Rule has protected New Mexico’s groundwater and it’s true impact on the oil and gas industry.

New Mexico’s Common Sense Drilling Rules
- The Pit Rule - What it is and why we need it
- Good questions and honest answers
- The Pit Rule - True Economics

02/15/2011 • Back to top

NMELC Files Motion to Stop San Augustin Plains Water Grab

SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico Environmental Law Center filed a motion today to dismiss an application by a corporation to appropriate 54,000 acre feet of groundwater per year – enough water to support a new city of hundreds of thousands of people.  In its application, Augustin Plains Ranch, Inc., seeks permission from the New Mexico State Engineer to drill 37 wells, 3000 feet deep, on its corporate ranch located near Datil, NM, for the purpose of selling or using the water anywhere within several counties.

Get PDF of Filed Motion.

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02/11/2011 • Back to top

Senate Judiciary Committee Tables Bill Targeting New Emissions Rules

“The 7-4 vote, which fell along party lines, followed a more than hour-long debate that featured discussion about big-picture issues: the constitutional limits of legislative power, and whether, and how fast, the state was transitioning from the “old economy” of coal-fired plants to a “new economy” of solar arrays and wind-powered turbines.” The Santa Fe New Mexican

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02/07/2011 • Back to top

The 3 Agency Reorganization Bills Tabled Today!

The 3 bills HB80, HB84 and HB157 were tabled in House Energy Natural Resources Committee today! Thanks for all of your calls!

02/04/2011 • Back to top

Court to Governor Martinez—No One Is Above the Law

“Congratulations to the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, whose attorneys challenged the governor’s actions, and kudos to the New Mexico Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously in reinstating the groundwater protections, which were two years in the making.” Huffington Post

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02/04/2011 • Back to top

The Arctic is Melting and the Desert is Burning

Please join His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strommen, Ambassador of Norway to the United States, for a Luncheon Discussion. These experts will explain events in the Arctic region, how they foretell potentially catastrophic changes in the Earth’s climate systems, and what these changes may mean for the environment and economy of the Southwest region. Find out more.

February 9, 2011 from Noon – 2:00 p.m
Santa Fe Convention Center
201 West Marcy Street

02/03/2011 • Back to top

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