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

New Mexico Governor Loses Bid to Overturn Greenhouse Gas Cap

“This is a tremendous and deserved victory for the administration of justice in New Mexico,” said Bruce Frederick, staff attorney of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, the nonprofit law firm that brought the two lawsuits against the governor for its clients, New Energy Economy and Amigos Bravos. “The ruling ensures that our regulations will continue to be developed in a public and open process, and be protected from revision through secret, backroom deals.” Environment News Service

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01/27/2011 • Back to top

NM Supreme Court Overturns Martinez’ Exec Order; Demands Publication of Greenhouse Gas Cap Rules

NMELC Executive Director Douglas Meiklejohn tells SFR that the court’s decision has a broader impact. “It says that everyone has to follow the law,” Meiklejohn says. “The law indicates clearly that when rules are filed with the state records administrator, they have to be published in a timely manner, and it’s clear that everybody has to follow that.” Santa Fe Reporter

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01/27/2011 • Back to top

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