UPDATES


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


NMELC Breaks Down Sound Science, Rulemaking, and Climate Change

“With the so-called debate over whether climate change is caused by humans stealing the spotlight in mainstream media lately, SWOPista Marisol Archuleta decided to get the facts straight from Eric Jantz, Staff Attorney at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center. He gave us the low-down on the research of climate change, and what constitutes real science.” El Grito

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02/02/2011 • Back to top


High Court Nixes Guv’s Putdown of Enviro-Rules

“Not so fast, said the New Mexico Environmental Law Center. On behalf of clients New Energy Economy and Amigos Bravos, its lawyers sued just 10 days later to compel the publishing of rules they saw as not just proposed or pending, but already adopted.” Santa Fe New Mexican

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01/28/2011 • Back to top


Supreme Court: Governor Not Above Law

“We think it bodes ill to the governor’s promise to run an open government,” said Bruce Frederick, attorney for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center. “They withheld important papers from us until the last minute, and they tried to stop publication of these rules under the table without notice to anybody.” KRQE

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01/27/2011 • Back to top


NM Court Orders Publication of Environmental Rules

Bruce Frederick, an attorney with the environmental law center, argued that the basic process by which administrative law is adopted and published in New Mexico was at stake. He said the governor has other means for undoing regulations… “That process will be public. There will be notice. If they change those regulations, it has to be based on substantial evidence,” Frederick said. “It can’t be done without notice, with no evidence, with basically a backroom process.” Bloomberg.com

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01/27/2011 • Back to top


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