Settlement Filed in American Cement Air Permit Case

After a two year struggle with the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Division over an air quality permit granted for the expansion of a cement transfer station, our clients, with assistance of the NMELC, arrived at a settlement with American Cement obtaining major environmental protection in just two days.

Our clients from the Greater Gardner Neighborhood Association and the North Valley Coalition of Neighborhood Associations obtained a technologically superior air particulate monitoring system and the creation of a Community Advisory Panel that will work with American Cement Company to assure environmentally friendly practices and good community relations. This is a major achievement in air quality regulation in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo area and the settlement will also provide a model for the use of mediation and stakeholder processes in the future.

The settlement, filed today, will go before the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board on a motion for approval and dismissal of the appeal on March 10, 2010.

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02/26/2010 • Back to top

Federal Nuclear Loan Guarantees to be Discussed on KUNM

Staff Attorney Eric Jantz, will be on KUNM tomorrow morning at 8 am talking to Arcie Chapa regarding government loan guarantees for nuclear power plants.

Tune in! Call in!

02/24/2010 • Back to top

Major Fallout Predicted Over Obama’s Nuclear Power Proposal

“The nuclear industry speaks very proudly about how green their reactors are, but it doesn’t factor in chemical emissions or the people at our end who are involved in mining and moving it, fabricating it, enriching it,” said staff attorney, Jonathan Block. “At every link, most people are being dosed.” TruthOut.org

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02/22/2010 • Back to top

HM 53 TABLED this Morning!

HM53, Nuclear Energy in Clean Energy Policies, was TABLED this morning in House Energy & Natural Resources Committee (HENRC) by a 7-6 vote! Thank you for all your calls! We couldn’t have done it without you!

02/15/2010 • Back to top

Co-op May Sue Environmental Board

“The EIB has the authority under existing law to implement statewide limits on global warming pollution, and we have asked them to exercise that authority in a manner consistent with the latest scientific consensus on climate change,” says Bruce Frederick, an attorney from the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, which is the legal team supporting the petition. Small Town Papers

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Learn more about the New Mexico Greenhouse Gas Emission Caps case

02/12/2010 • Back to top

HB 276 Voted Down. Serial polluters can continue to foul our air.

House Bill 276, Air Quality Control Permit Denial, sponsored by Rep. Brian F. Egolf, lost by one vote yesterday in the House of Representatives.

02/11/2010 • Back to top

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