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20 Stories - Focusing on all
that has seen the Law Center from its earliest days to the present.

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Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2007


This issue marks the second of four Green Fire Reports that will celebrate the Law Center's 20th Anniversary over the next year.

The Battle for the Galisteo Basin Heats Up Near Santa Fe

Residents from all across the Galisteo Basin are joining forces to protect the fragile watershed from the onslaught of oil and gas exploration and development. This battle could change New Mexico. Tecton Energy LLC from Houston has leased minerals from the Rio Puerco across the Attrisco lands just west of Albuquerque, and they have leased BLM minerals along the Sandoval County line. Hundreds of miles of land could be threatened. But the battle lines are being drawn down on the Galisteo Creek, south of Santa Fe. Read more.


20 Years, 20 Stories

Win a Chance to Shoot a Sheep! Law Center attorneys are accustomed to challenging, complex cases. But it is not very often that they deal with the truly bizarre…like the Red Mutton Hunt case. In 1988, Doug Meiklejohn was contacted about a macabre money-making scheme proposed by a leaseholder in the Lincoln National Forest . The leaseholder proposed to paint targets on sheep, turn them loose on his allotment, and then raffle off chances to “hunt” the animals. Read more


Case Updates:

  • Citizens Take on ConAgra Ethanol Plant The Law Center won in its appeal on behalf of Clovis’ Hispanic, African-American and low-income residents against the proposed 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant that would be sited near their residential neighborhoods. Read more.
  • Acoma Pueblo Water Office Joins Uranium Fight Acoma Pueblo has been through one uranium boom, and its members are still grappling with the damage done to cultural sites and the environment from more than twenty years ago. Read more.



Check out the latest news at the Law Center, including our youngest member, our recent departures, and our fantastic donors! Read more.

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