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Anti-Uranium Navajo Residents Petition High Court

“This is the first time that the NRC has licensed a mining operation in a community drinking water supply, despite the fact that no aquifer in which ISL uranium mining has occurred has ever been restored to pre-mining conditions” Indian Country Today

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10/12/2010 • Back to top


Statewide GHG Caps Hearings Close

SANTA FE, N.M. — Last night, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) concluded the hearing on a controversial petition and proposed rule to cap greenhouse gas emissions.  The current rule, if adopted by the Board, would apply only to facilities that emit more than 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. There are only about 50 such facilities in the state. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) filed the petition on behalf of New Energy Economy, a Santa Fe based nonprofit, approximately two years ago.  The Board will decide whether to adopt the proposed rule at an open meeting on December 6, 2010.

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10/06/2010 • Back to top


YELLOW DIRT: Uranium scandal in New Mexico

“YELLOW DIRT is already receiving national attention even though it has only been out a few days. That can only help to aid the efforts by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center’s Eric Jantz ( http://www.nmenvirolaw.org ), who has just filed a petition on September 15th with the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal the 10thCircuit Court’s ruling.” Examiner.com

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09/30/2010 • Back to top


Objections Filed In Emissions Fight

“NEE attorney Bruce Frederick said the NEE [proposal] would have no impact on small businesses and viewed the Tri-State action as a delaying tactic.” Albuquerque Journal

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09/29/2010 • Back to top


Navajos turn to Supreme Court for Protection from Nuclear Contamination

“‘Today is an important day for the people of Church Rock and Crownpoint,’ said Eric Jantz, lead attorney, New Mexico Environmental Law Center. ‘The community is letting the government know that they will not give up the fight and they will continue resisting these proposed uranium mines.’” Indian Country Today

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09/24/2010 • Back to top


Critics of New Mexico mine petition Supreme Court

“Eric Jantz, an attorney for the Environmental Law Center, said opponents fear the mining will harm groundwater, and there won’t be enough money available to clean it up. ‘No (in-situ leach) operations anywhere in the United States has been able to restore groundwater to pre-mining conditions,’ he said. ‘It’s never happened.’ ” Associated Press

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09/17/2010 • Back to top


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