Earth Day A-Z

New Mexico Environmental Law Center This Santa Fe-based nonprofit law firm takes cases related to everything from oil and gas drilling and uranium mining to environmental justice and acequia water rights. It also sells Justice Bars, organic chocolate bars made with local New Mexico ingredients.” Santa Fe Reporter

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04/26/2010 • Back to top

Judge halts petition seeking NM gas emissions cap

“Judge William Shoobridge granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting a state regulatory panel from continuing proceedings on a petition for the emissions cap until he rules on a lawsuit to stop that petition…
[Our clients, New Energy Economy] countered with a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, a move that was rejected Tuesday.” Associated Press

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Learn more about the New Mexico Greenhouse Gas Emission Caps case.

04/13/2010 • Back to top

Waste Not … or Get Nukes

“To begin with, there’s the issue of who benefits from increasing nuclear power generation.  At every point along the nuclear fuel chain, the flow of money reinforces current economic and social power disparities.” Eric Jantz

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04/13/2010 • Back to top

A new wave of uranium mining threatens Indigenous communities in the Southwest

“ ‘The Navajo [Diné] communities … are demanding that they [the mining companies] stay off of Navajo lands,’ wrote the New Mexico Environmental Law Center in a March 9 press release. ‘This court setback is even more devastating now that the nuclear industry ramps up its lobbying campaign to gain access to stimulus funds for construction of new nuclear plants. … It’s critical to look at the entire nuclear fuel chain.’ ” The Indypendent

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04/05/2010 • Back to top

EIB Denies Motion to Strike

On April 1, 2010 the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) denied industry’s attempt to exclude our evidence in the greenhouse gas emissions cap case, but ordered that more notice be provided.

See the Order on Motion to Strike Petitioner’s Technical Testimony in PDF format.

Learn more about the New Mexico Greenhouse Gas Emission Caps case.

04/01/2010 • Back to top

Hot Rocks: Hidden Cost and Foreign Ownership of “Clean” Nuclear Fuel Emerging

” ‘Both the BLM and the Forest Service have taken the position that they are unable to say ‘no’ to exploration or mining on federal lands under the 1872 mining act,’ says Eric Jantz, an attorney for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.” The Huffington Post

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03/31/2010 • Back to top

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