NMELC, Current Cases.

Humate Mining Regulation Amendment

Location: Northwest New Mexico

Opposing Parties: Mineris Vitae

Initiation Date: May 2013

Status: On-going

Clients/Partners: Amigos Bravos

Attorneys: Douglas Meiklejohn


Advocate for client who opposes a petition to weaken the New Mexico Mining Act Rules. The change, sought by a mining company, is to classify all humate mines under 60 acres as “minimal impact” mines. Currently, the Mining Act considers mines over ten acres “non-minimal impact” and requires them to comply with comprehensive monitoring and environmental regulations.

Latest News:

02/12/2014 - NM Mining Commission files Final Order and denies Motion to Reconsider.

02/10/2014 - NMELC files Response to Motion to Reconsider.

02/05/2014 - Opposing party asks NM Mining Commission to reconsider its decision.

09/17/2013 - NM Mining Commission decides to consider humate mines 20 acres and under as “minimal impact mines”, doubling the previous acreage of 10 acres.

08/27/2013 - Hearing is scheduled to reconvene on September 17th at 8 am.

08/16/2013 - NMELC files Notice of Intent to Present Technical Testimony for client.

07/01/2013 - Hearing scheduled for August 26 and 27, 2013

Case Files:

02/12/2014 - NM Mining Commission’s Final Order

02/10/2014 - Response to Motion to Reconsider

08/16/2013 - Amigos Bravos Notice of Intent to Present Technical Testimony (This is a large file).