LAW CENTER CELEBRATES 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
This issue marks the third of four Green Fire Reports that will celebrate the Law Center's 20th Anniversary over the next year.
After 12 Years of Fighting Uranium Mining. “This is the fullest I’ve ever seen this place,” overheard in Courtroom II just before the hearing of oral arguments on May 12th, 2008 in Denver, CO. Community members from Crownpoint and Church Rock, including nine middleschoolers, Students Against Uranium Mining or SAUM (photo right), drove up the night before to attend the hearing that will directly affect the quality of their drinking water. Read more.
New Mexico Mining Act: An Environmental Victory in the State Legislature Mining is one of the most toxic
industries in the West. Despite
that, before 1993 New Mexico had no
law requiring reclamation of hard
rock mines. The enactment of the
New Mexico Mining Act changed that
dramatically; it is in many ways the
most stringent mining law in the
1872 Mining Law Reform Progress Half-way there, but still a long row to hoe! On November 1, 2007, for only the third time in 136 years, the US House of Representatives passed a bill (HR 2262) that would substantially change the way that hard rock mining occurs on public lands. The bill passed handily with the vote of 244 to 166. Read more.
Green Business Partners Update We have two new exciting opportunities to tell you about. The first is a terrific offer from Law Center supporter Cliff Feigenbaum, editor and publisher of GreenMoney Journal, the second is a great opportunity from Law Center supporter Dr. Leslie Lakind. Read more.