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Underused Drilling Practices Could Avoid Pollution

This is a really good article, and demonstrates that local laws make the drilling industry use less toxic materials. Eric Jantz

“As environmental concerns threaten to derail natural gas drilling projects across the country, the energy industry has developed innovative ways to make it easier to exploit the nation’s reserves without polluting air and drinking water.”

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12/15/2009 • Back to top


What the Nuclear Boosters Don’t Tell You

“Uranium mining is rarely talked about in the media, yet it is indispensable to the nuclear fuel chain. Gallons of ink have been spilled on the dangers of nuclear power plants and problems of storing highly poisonous nuclear waste.  But the toxic legacy (and equally toxic future) of uranium mining gets little press.  And that’s a shame, because it all begins with uranium ore.” The Grange Blog

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12/04/2009 • Back to top


Dueling Claims: A tribal attempt to protect Mt Taylor sparks battle over ancient claims to the land

“During a November 2008 public hearing for Neutron’s exploration permit, some of the crowd erupted again, recalls New Mexico Environmental Law Center attorney Eric Jantz, who has been working with the Acomas. ‘There’s an element, I think, of revisionist history: One of the land grant people made a public comment to the effect that they were there first, and the tribal folks had no right,’ he says.” - High Country News

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12/01/2009 • Back to top


Catron County Confluence

“Little is understood about how other water systems in the area—the Gila Watershed, for example—might be affected by drawing so much water from the San Agustin Basin. The lack of an up-to-date hydrological study worries local ranchers…” High Country News

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11/23/2009 • Back to top


Protesters to fight ‘water grab’

“Bruce Fredrick, an attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, has been on the case since the beginning. He said a request for docketing has been filed by the State Engineer’s Water Rights Division with its hearing unit, which in turn has mailed notices to all protesters. This action signaled the start of a three-step process leading up to a date to be set for a pre-hearing conference, he said. ‘The case has officially kicked off,’ Fredrick declared.” - El Defensor Chieftain

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11/20/2009 • Back to top


Law Center files Reply to OCC Response in the Pit Rule Roll Back Appeal Case

The Law Center files Reply to the NM Oil Conservation Commission’s Response to the Oil and Gas Accountability Project’s (OGAP)  Statement of Appellate Issues filed on October 1st.

Read the Reply in PDF format.

Learn more about the Pit Rule Roll back case.

11/16/2009 • Back to top


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