Bluestone Named NM Environmental Law Center Board President

SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC), a nonprofit, public interest, environmental law firm, announces the appointment of Stuart Bluestone as their new Board of Directors president, effective January 1, 2010. Bluestone is the Senior Counsel to the Attorney General of New Mexico and brings more than 35 years of legal experience, primarily in consumer protection and public interest law to this well respected organization. The position of president is for a one-year term. Bluestone replaces outgoing president Dale Pontius.

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01/07/2010 • Back to top

Welcoming Energy Production Home

“I think it’s time to start a locavore movement for energy generation and distribution…Whatever you call it, it would follow the same principles of the locavore movement.  People would use energy sources available to them locally. Local energy generation and distribution would result in cleaner, greener energy consumption.” Eric Jantz

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01/06/2010 • Back to top

New Mexico Environmental Law Center: Our protector

Board member Alice van Buren writes about the crucial role the NMELC played in the adoption of the stringent Santa Fe County oil and gas drilling ordinance. Thanks Alice!

Read full article in The New Mexican’s My View section.

01/04/2010 • Back to top

Don’t Blame the Pit Rule for Loss of Revenue, State Budget Crisis

“The Pit Rule is responsible regulation and simply the right thing to do.” Joanna Prukop, Former Secretary, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

Read full article in today’s Albuquerque Journal Opinion/ Guest Columns section.

01/04/2010 • Back to top

San Agustin basin under study by NMBGR

“Data may ultimately decide the case against Augustin Plains Ranch LLC and its effort to pump 54,000 acre-feet of water per year from beneath the San Agustin Plains Basin. And data currently being collected by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources could be used to determine the outcome of the case. The bureau is a non-regulatory research-oriented division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology in Socorro.” El Defensor Chieftain

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Learn more about the San Augustin Plains Ranch water rights application case

12/30/2009 • Back to top

Law Center Files Expert Testimony in Homestake Uranium Discharge Permitting Case

The NMELC filed expert testimony for clients Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance (BVDA) in the matter of the discharge permit (DP-725) for the Homestake uranium tailings reclamation superfund site. Expert witness Paul Robinson of Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC), examined the permit along with supporting and historic documents and concluded in his testimony that modifications should be made in order to assure the public health and safety in the process of remediating the site.

A public hearing will be held to determine if the permit will be approved as issued or modified.

Homestake discharge permit case.

12/28/2009 • Back to top

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