New Governor’s Executive Order Puts 90 Day Hold on All New Rules

It appears (particularly from paragraph #6) that Governor Martinez is wasting no time making sure that executive agencies act in as friendly a manner toward business as possible. 


WHEREAS, New Mexico’s citizens, their government, and all persons doing business in this State have a mutual interest in the proper administration of government and business, requiring common sense administrative rules and regulations that are comprehensible, reasonable, consistent, predictable, responsive, and without undue redundancy;

WHEREAS, one of the priorities of the Governor of New Mexico is establishing a common sense approach to executive rules and regulations, in accordance with the constitutional authority to direct the departments and agencies of the State of New Mexico, by establishing a “Small Business-Friendly Task Force” chaired by the Secretary of Economic Development;


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01/05/2011 • Back to top

A Legacy of Uranium, a Prayer for Healing

“‘From their perspective, why should they be victimized from another wave of uranium mining?’ asked Eric Jantz, an attorney who worked on one of the cases. He adds that cases like Begay’s underscore that new mining seems foolish, given how long it has taken to recognize and address the damage Navajo have suffered because of the past uranium boom.” Salt Lake Tribune

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01/04/2011 • Back to top

NMELC: 2010 in Review

Here’s a 2 minute video covering some of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center’s accomplishments this year.

12/30/2010 • Back to top

Their View: Why Care About Sunland Park?

“In November, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center filed a motion with Secretary Curry to reopen the case based on El Paso’s new policy, which would eliminate 90 percent of the trash now sent to Sunland Park.” Las Cruces-Sun News

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12/29/2010 • Back to top

Kindle Grantee Feature: New Mexico Environmental Law Center

Shelbie Knox shares an in depth look at the issues of uranium mining in New Mexico, its devastating effects on Navajo communities living near the mines, and the work of NMELC to protect regional land and waters in a post on the Kindle Project blog.

The American uranium industry was born in the Four Corners region of the Southwest in the 1940s, and quickly grew fat off of America’s drive to lead the Atomic Age.  Before the mining boom ended, uranium from the Four Corners provided the federal government with the fissile energy for its nuclear arsenal; powered American cities; made mining executives fabulously wealthy; and gave the people in uranium mining communities cancer and birth defects. Continue reading.

12/29/2010 • Back to top

New Mexico’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

The final version of the statewide greenhouse gas cap regulation, adopted by the Environmental Improvement Board earlier this month, was filed with the state register today. The NMELC worked with its client, New Energy Economy for over two years to see this rule passed. Get the filed regulation in PDF format.

Learn more about the New Mexico greenhouse gas emission cap case.

12/27/2010 • Back to top

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