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Environmental group alliance announces legislative priorities

“Representatives of over a dozen New Mexico environmental organizations announced three conservation priorities for the 2010 legislative session early Tuesday morning…Organizations involved in the Environmental Alliance of New Mexico include: Amigos Bravos, Audubon New Mexico, Conservation Voters New Mexico, Gila Resources Information Project, The Nature Conservancy, New Mexico Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Oil and Gas Accountability Project, and Sierra Club.” Carlsbad Current-Argus

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01/13/2010 • Back to top


Uranium Mining a Poor Fix

“For several years, the nuclear and uranium mining industry have been hyping a new uranium boom in New Mexico and a nuclear “renaissance” nationwide. The promises have been impressive — limitless carbon-free electricity from nuclear power, tens of thousands of jobs in the uranium mines for New Mexicans, and billions, that’s right, with a “b,” in revenues for New Mexico government… The more realistic assessment of New Mexico’s fiscal fortunes with uranium mining is significantly more modest.” Albuquerque Journal

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01/11/2010 • Back to top


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


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