Environmental Justice: A Vision for Change

“The not so obvious success of the environmental justice movement is the impact its vision has had on our narrative of how we as people interact with Mother Earth.  The Principles of Environmental Justice wove a narrative of social change grounded in the values of equity, justice and sustainability.”

NMELC Board Member and Executive Director of SouthWest Organizing Project, Robby Rodriguez writes for High Country News Blog

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02/02/2010 • Back to top

Act now! Stop $54 Billion in nuclear loan guarantees!

It was announced today that the Department of Energy’s FY 2011 budget is slated to include $54 billion in taxpayer loan guarantees for construction of new nuclear reactors. This follows on President Obama’s State of the Union Speech in which he supported new reactors. This would be a tripling of the current $18.5 billion dollar loan guarantee program! Nuclear Information and Resource Service

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Obama Said to Seek $54 Billion in Nuclear-Power Loans - Business Week

01/29/2010 • Back to top

Nearby residents oppose permit, Homestake still seeking renewal

“Attorney Jonathan Block of the NM Environmental Law Center and expert witness Chris Shuey of the Southwest Research Center question the success of the current Homestake Mining Company’s reclamation project’s success.” Cibola Beacon

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Learn more about the Homestake Discharge Permit case

01/20/2010 • Back to top

Suit could block state action on carbon emissions

” ‘The EIB has the authority under existing law to implement statewide limits on global warming pollution, and we have asked them to exercise that authority in a manner consistent with the latest scientific consensus on climate change,’ Frederick said.” New Mexico Business Weekly

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Learn more about the New Mexico Greenhouse Gas Emission Caps case

01/13/2010 • Back to top

Environmental group alliance announces legislative priorities

“Representatives of over a dozen New Mexico environmental organizations announced three conservation priorities for the 2010 legislative session early Tuesday morning…Organizations involved in the Environmental Alliance of New Mexico include: Amigos Bravos, Audubon New Mexico, Conservation Voters New Mexico, Gila Resources Information Project, The Nature Conservancy, New Mexico Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Oil and Gas Accountability Project, and Sierra Club.” Carlsbad Current-Argus

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01/13/2010 • Back to top

Uranium Mining a Poor Fix

“For several years, the nuclear and uranium mining industry have been hyping a new uranium boom in New Mexico and a nuclear “renaissance” nationwide. The promises have been impressive — limitless carbon-free electricity from nuclear power, tens of thousands of jobs in the uranium mines for New Mexicans, and billions, that’s right, with a “b,” in revenues for New Mexico government… The more realistic assessment of New Mexico’s fiscal fortunes with uranium mining is significantly more modest.” Albuquerque Journal

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01/11/2010 • Back to top

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