Coalition Requests Meeting with Governor-Elect to Discuss Dairy Rules

December 17, 2010

Governor-Elect Susana Martinez
State Capitol
300 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501

RE: Environmental Coalition request for meeting about Dairy Rules

Dear Governor-Elect Martinez:
The Citizens’ Coalition, composed of Caballo Concerned Citizens, Amigos Bravos, Rio Valle Concerned Citizens, Citizens for Dairy Reform, Rio Grand Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Food & Water Watch, requests a meeting with you and your staff to discuss the need for your support for the Dairy Rules, which were passed by the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) on December 15, 2010.

Learn more about the New Mexico Dairy Discharge Regulations case.

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12/23/2010 • Back to top

The New Mexico Environment Department and Freeport-McMoran Tyrone Inc. Settle

The New Mexico Environment Department announced yesterday that they and Freeport-McMoran Tyrone Inc. have settled a longstanding appeal associated with closure requirements for the Tyrone copper mine in Grant County, N.M. Get NMED press release.

Learn more about the Grant County Tyrone mine closure plan case.

12/23/2010 • Back to top

Fall 2010 Green Fire Report Newsletter Online

The GreenFire Report is now online. Get the whole newsletter in PDF format here. Sign up for our monthly ENews and stay updated on all our casework.

12/20/2010 • Back to top

Water Quality Commission Approves New Dairy Regulations

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) today passed New Mexico’s first industry-specific regulations for the dairy industry. The new regulations will govern dairy waste pollution in ground water. The decision marks the end of a two-year process begun by the dairy industry itself, which asked for industry-specific regulations during the 2009 New Mexico legislative session.

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Learn more about the New Mexico Dairy Discharge Regulations case.

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12/16/2010 • Back to top

New Mexico Caps Again

“One of the major things that (Richardson) has done is to support the Secretary of the Environment, Ron Curry,” Doug Meiklejohn, executive director of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center told me recently. “(Curry) has been a real leader on environmental and environmental justice issues at the state level. He has really put New Mexico at the forefront of protecting the environment, particularly in communities of color and low-income communities.” HCN The GOAT Blog

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12/14/2010 • Back to top

NMELC Argues Pit Rule Essential to Groundwater Protection

SANTA FE, N.M.— Today, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) presented oral arguments defending the Oil and Gas Pit Rule in the First Judicial District Court. The Pit Rule, adopted in 2008, governs the storage and disposal of toxic oil and gas drilling wastes. Soon after its adoption, industry groups filed an appeal to have the Rule repealed and later, Governor Richardson moved to relax the Rule in order to save companies the cost of compliance.

Learn more about the New Mexico Oil and Gas Pit Regulation Appeal case.

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12/10/2010 • Back to top

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