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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


SJM 38 TABLED! Thank you Senators!

Senate Joint Memorial 38, “Nuclear power is Green,” was TABLED this morning! Thank you all for all of your calls and emails!

02/10/2010 • Back to top


HJM 41 TABLED this morning!

HJM41 “Nuclear power as clean energy” was TABLED this morning. Thank you for all of your calls!

02/08/2010 • Back to top


MEETING POSTPONED: Rio Arriba Planning and Zoning Committee

The Rio Arriba Planning and Zoning Committee was scheduled to meet on February 10, 2010, to discuss Approach Operating LLC’s request for special use permits for five oil and gas wells in the Rio Chama watershed. If approved, these would be the first wells in the Frontier District of Rio Arriba County following the County’s adoption of its new drilling ordinance in 2009.  Approach had sought approval of the permits in December 2009 from the Rio Arriba County Commissioners, but the Commissioners postponed their decision because the company was not clear about where they would obtain water for their operations.

According to the Rio Arriba Planning and Zoning Department, Approach’s permits are now on the Planning and Zoning Committee agenda for March 3.

The meeting will be held at the Tierra Amarilla County Complex in Tierra Amarilla, starting at 1:30.

02/08/2010 • Back to top


Sebia is Back!

Sebia After a seven month medical absence from the Law Center, I was thrilled to return to my position as Development Director on January 4th, 2010. I am actually amazed to be alive and back in action. Some of you may know that on May 16th 2009 I had two brain aneurisms burst, and post surgery I was in recovery until the end of the year either in New Mexico or Texas.  Fortunately the aneurisms burst while I was gardening with my husband so he was able to call for an ambulance immediately.  After treatment, it was absolutely wonderful to get home in mid August and back to my family, friends and broader community which helped my recovery immensely.  Now, I have happily resumed my work with Shelbie and Juana raising money for our efforts to protect New Mexico’s communities, land, air, and water.

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02/03/2010 • Back to top


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