State High Court Gives Gov. Martinez First Legal Setback

KSFR’s Marion Cox was there. She spoke with Bruce Frederick of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center about the ruling. Listen to full coverage at KSFR.

01/27/2011 • Back to top

NMELC wins Supreme Court Victory!

SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico Supreme Court sided with environmental groups today when it granted a writ of mandamus to the New Mexico State Records Administrator, compelling her to print the adopted and final greenhouse gas cap and dairy discharge rules. The printing of the rules was halted earlier in the month by Governor Martinez’ Executive Order which suggested the rules were “pending” and therefore subject to a ninety day hold for review.

“This is a tremendous and deserved victory for the administration of justice in New Mexico,” stated Bruce Frederick, staff attorney of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC), the nonprofit law firm that brought two suits against the Governor for its clients, New Energy Economy and Amigos Bravos.  “The ruling ensures that our regulations will continue to be developed in a public and open process, and be protected from revision through secret, backroom deals.”

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01/26/2011 • Back to top

Martínez ya recibió sus primeras demandas

“La demanda es solo para pedirle a la corte que cumpla lo que estipula la ley y para ordenarle a la administradora de registros que publique la decisión y ordene a la nueva gobernadora y a su gente que pare de intervenir en el proceso”, dijo [Bruce Frederick]. El Semenario

“The demand is just to ask the court to fulfill what is stipulated by law and order the records manager to publish the decision and order the new governor and his people to stop intervening in the process,” said [Bruce Frederick]. El Semenario

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01/21/2011 • Back to top

Sierra Club Sues NM Governor Over Building Codes

“The lawsuit is similar to two filed earlier this month by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center over greenhouse gas emissions and groundwater rules governing discharges by dairies.” Bloomberg

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01/21/2011 • Back to top

Guv Sued Over Eco Rules Martinez: Halts Dairy and Greenhouse Gas Regulations

[Bruce] Frederick thinks Martinez’ handling of the issues bodes ill. “It shows a lack of curiosity into what an environmental regulation does.” As long as it’s labeled an “environmental regulation,” this administration will be against it, he says. “I don’t see their interest in protecting public health and the environment.” Alibi

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01/20/2011 • Back to top

New Mexico Governor Violating Constitution for Polluters

“Laws are published and codified because the public must be able to access and review these laws,” said Bruce Frederick, the NMELC attorney who filed the writ. “This is a fundamental right in our democratic society and essential to transparent and representative government.” TruthOut.org

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01/19/2011 • Back to top

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