NMELC PRESS RELEASES
CURRENT PRESS RELEASE
Today, the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), New Mexico Voices for Children, New Mexico State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, New Mexico State Senator Mimi Stewart, New Mexico State Representative G. Andres Romero, and three individual residents of the impacted area sent a Notice of intent to sue to the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of Defense, asserting the Air Force has created an “imminent and substantial endangerment to health or the environment” resulting from the bulk fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base.
The press release announcing the Notice Letter contains links to two reports by Intera, a consulting firm hired by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA): a June 2017 Technical Memorandum describing the deficiencies in the Air Force’s management of the jet fuel plume cleanup and a November 2017 presentation to the ABCWUA Board summarizing the memorandum.
Past Press Releases
Community and environmental groups to appeal SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) voted today to adopt copper mining groundwater regulations that expressly allow water pollution rather than prevent it. The rules, proposed by the New...
Throws Out Protections for New Mexico Groundwater SANTA FE, N.M. - On October 12th, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) submitted comments with the New Mexico Environment Department on draft changes to the state’s copper mine regulations. The comments were...