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Call In and Discuss Environmental Impacts of New Mexico’s New Administration

Executive Director, Douglas Meiklejohn, will be on KUNM tomorrow morning at 8 am talking to Arcie Chapa about environmental issues, threats and rollbacks under the new Administration. Find out more

Call in your comments and questions at 277-KUNM in Albuquerque or Toll-free: (888) 277-5866

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Martinez Administration Responds to Environmentalists’ Lawsuit

“The New Mexico Environmental Law Center said that this is illegal and sued for a writ of mandamus in the state Supreme Court, which would compel Martinez to publish the regulations. NMELC contends that laws passed by the Environmental Improvement Boards must be published in “a timely manner” in accordance with state law and that Martinez halting the publication would violate this.” The New Mexico Independent

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Lawsuit Targets NM Gov’s Actions on New Rules

“Bruce Frederick, a staff attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, argues in the lawsuit that the emissions rules were adopted by the state Environmental Improvement Board and should not be considered as pending because they haven’t been published in the register. The lawsuit accuses Martinez, Martin and State Records Administrator Sandra Jaramillo of ‘several unconstitutional and otherwise unlawful actions.’ ‘We are trying to uphold the rule of law and to ensure that the new governor and her staff follow it,’ Frederick said in a statement.” The Santa Fe New Mexican

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NM Supreme Court Gets Question on Martinez Order

“It took more than two years of testimony and deliberation to arrive at it, and it took Gov. Susana Martinez about two minutes to decide to undo it. The issue is a new environmental rule that was adopted at the end of December… The rule was on its way to being published in the state register as required by law when Martinez’ lawyer had the state environment department pull it out of the queue and quash it. The environmental group that had pushed for the rule cried foul. Now, they’ve gone to the state supreme court to have it reinstated. Bruce Frederick of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center tells us more.” KSFR

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Lawsuit Targets Gov. Martinez’s Actions on New Greenhouse Emission Rules

“Bruce Frederick, a staff attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, argues in the lawsuit that the emissions rules were adopted by the state Environmental Improvement Board and should not be considered as pending because they haven’t been published in the register. The lawsuit accuses Martinez, Martin and State Records Administrator Sandra Jaramillo of ‘several unconstitutional and otherwise unlawful actions.’” Las Cruces Sun-News

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Gov’s Office Responds to NMELC Lawsuit on ‘Cap & Tax’ Rule

“The use of [the phrases] ‘special interest’ and ‘cap and tax’ show clearly that the Governor has not read the rule, and, moreover, that she is interested in playing political games, not complying with the law,” Frederick writes in a follow-up email to SFR. “If the ‘postpone has no effect,’ as the Governor says, why do it?” Santa Fe Reporter

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