Case Work: Land
Roca Honda USFS Plan of Operations
LOCATION: Mt. Taylor
INITIATION DATE: July 2009
CLIENTS/PARTNERS: Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE)
ATTORNEYS: Eric Jantz
Roca Honda mine, located at the foot of Mount Taylor, could be the first new uranium mine permitted under the New Mexico Mining Act of 1993. This underground mine would cover federal and state lands, and is being opposed by community members due to concerns about water quality and impacts to culturally-sensitive lands. NMELC and our clients currently are awaiting a Final Environmental Impact Statement from the U.S. Forest Service, and will go to court to protect these important lands if need be.
06/13/2013 – NMELC files comments with the U. S. Forest Service on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Roca Honda uranium mine. MASE Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comments, Declarations [large file] and Exhibits [large file].
06/12/2013 – The US Environmental Protection Agency files comments on Roca Honda uranium mine Draft Environmental Impact. US Environmental Protection Agency filed comments on DEIS