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New Mexico’s New Governor

The measure on cutting emissions by 3 percent was struck on Tuesday, January 4th, when the governor’s office instructed a senior official at the state’s records center not to publish it in the next state register, to be issued on Jan. 14. The rule, which was adopted in December by the state’s Environmental Improvement Board, now appears to have no force. On January 6th, in the New York Times, Felicity Barringer quoted Bruce Frederick, a lawyer for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, who called Governor Martinez’s action “underhanded” and “illegal,” adding: “It’s beyond the power of the governor. What she’s trying to do is change the result in a case after the judgment has been rendered.” OpEdNews.com

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01/10/2011 • Back to top


2 Environment Rules Halted in New Mexico

“Because state regulations become final on publication, that rule, which was adopted in December by the state’s Environmental Improvement Board, now appears to have no force. Bruce Frederick, a lawyer for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, called Governor Martinez’s action “underhanded” and “illegal,” adding: “It’s beyond the power of the governor. What she’s trying to do is change the result in a case after the judgment has been rendered.” The New York Times

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01/07/2011 • Back to top


New Energy Economy Questions Gov.’s Power to Block Rule

“The governor, under the advice and urging of companies that oppose the regulations, is trying to repeal the law without going through the proper process,” Frederick said. “It’s czar like. They need to do what we did to give a fair hearing on the matter with public input. That’s the democratic process.” New Mexico Business Weekly

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01/06/2011 • Back to top


Gov. Martinez Halts Environmental Rules in New Mexico

“In order to change an existing rule you have to go through the same process that you went through to adopt the rule…” said Bruce Frederick, an attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, which represented the nonprofit group New Energy Economy in its petition before the EIB for the greenhouse gas regulations.” Dairy Herd Management

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01/06/2011 • Back to top


AP Newsbreak: Martinez Halts Environmental Rules

“‘(Martinez) is trying to short circuit the process. She’s trying to be above the law,’ said Bruce Frederick, an attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, which represented the nonprofit group New Energy Economy in its petition before the EIB for the greenhouse gas regulations.” Bloomberg.com

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01/05/2011 • Back to top


New Governor’s Executive Order Puts 90 Day Hold on All New Rules

It appears (particularly from paragraph #6) that Governor Martinez is wasting no time making sure that executive agencies act in as friendly a manner toward business as possible. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2011-001
FORMATION OF A SMALL BUSINESS-FRIENDLY TASK FORCE;
ESTABLISHING A 90-DAY REVIEW PERIOD FOR ALL PROPOSED AND PENDING RULES AND
REGULATIONS

WHEREAS, New Mexico’s citizens, their government, and all persons doing business in this State have a mutual interest in the proper administration of government and business, requiring common sense administrative rules and regulations that are comprehensible, reasonable, consistent, predictable, responsive, and without undue redundancy;

WHEREAS, one of the priorities of the Governor of New Mexico is establishing a common sense approach to executive rules and regulations, in accordance with the constitutional authority to direct the departments and agencies of the State of New Mexico, by establishing a “Small Business-Friendly Task Force” chaired by the Secretary of Economic Development;

 

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01/05/2011 • Back to top


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