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Fight Over Uranium Mining on Indian Land Goes to the Supreme Court

“New Mexico Environmental Law Center said today it is taking a decades-old fight over renewed uranium mining on Native American lands to the Supreme Court.” Clearly New Mexico

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09/16/2010 • Back to top


Agreements to Advance Uranium Cleanups on Native American Lands

“The New Mexico Environmental Law Center appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in an effort to stop a Texas company from beginning mining operations. Earlier this year, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn the company’s license. The appeal claims the mine would contaminate the sole source of drinking water for some 15,000 Navajos living near the mine.” Fair Warning

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09/16/2010 • Back to top


NM uranium mining case appealed to US Supreme Court

“The group Eastern Navajo Dine against Uranium Mining presented convincing evidence that mining would contaminate groundwater, including the communities’ primary drinking water source, the NMELC said.” The New Mexico Independent

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09/16/2010 • Back to top


Navajos Turn to US Supreme Court to Protect Their Health from Nuclear Contamination

SANTA FE, N.M. – Today the New Mexico Environmental Law Center files an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to allow in situ leach (ISL) uranium mining in the Church Rock and Crownpoint communities.

Learn more about the Hydro Resources, Inc. uranium mines case

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09/16/2010 • Back to top


Navajos Ask Supreme Court to Protect Drinking Water From Uranium

“Two community groups - the Eastern Navajo Dine against Uranium Mining and the Southwest Research and Information Center - represented by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, have been fighting the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Hydro Resources, Inc., for the past 16 years, demanding that they keep out of Navajo communities in New Mexico. Today they turned to the highest court in the United States.” Environment News Service

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09/15/2010 • Back to top


A Delay in the Camino Real Landfill Decision

“New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry issued an order today announcing that he will consider a motion filed by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center regarding the effect of the city’s of El Paso’s so-called “flow control” ordinance on the Camino Real extension.” Clearly New Mexico

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09/14/2010 • Back to top


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