Water Win for Southern New Mexico! Court Ruling Protects San Augustin Plains Groundwater from Out-of-State Water Grab

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Water Win for Southern New Mexico!

Court Ruling Protects San Augustin Plains Groundwater from Out-of-State Water Grab

Reserve, NM —On Friday, April 5, Judge Roscoe Woods of the 7th Judicial District ruled from the bench that the New Mexico State Engineer was correct in denying Augustin Plains Ranch (APR) LLC’s application to mine and hoard tens of thousands of gallons per year of San Augustin Plains groundwater. …

NMELC Receives $2 Million Grant from Yield Giving Open Call

NMELC is One of 10 Nonprofits in the State to be Selected

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 21, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE—Mackenzie Scott’s charity, Yield Giving, announced this week that New Mexico Environmental Law Center was selected among thousands of organizations across the nation to receive a gift of $2 million from the Yield Giving Open Call.  …

New Study Shows Santolina Development Project Based on Unrealistic & Highly Unlikely Population, Jobs & Housing Growth Projections

February 16, 2024

Study Commissioned by New Mexico State Legislature Conducted by UNM Bureau of Business & Economic Research

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—A new study commissioned by the New Mexico State Legislature and conducted by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business & Economic Research (BBER) found that the 2013 projections for population growth, jobs created, and number of housing units needed that developers relied on to promote the highly controversial Santolina Development project were “unrealistic” and “highly unlikely.”…

IACHR Grants Thematic Hearing on Impacts to Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights from Uranium Exploitation

Media Advisory

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Historic Hearing to be Held in Washington, D.C.

Weds, Feb. 28th at 11am EST/9am MST

What: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ Thematic Hearing

Where: IACHR/OAS, 1889 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11am EST/9am MST

Who: Members of the Navajo Nation, Ute Nation and Oglala Lakota Nation will testify

Why: Impacts of Uranium Exploitation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States…