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  1. NM HB 429: Private Right of Action NMELC Email Alert
  2. SB 547 Tabled 8-2
  3. Follow up to SB 547
  4. NM SB 547 Not Heard Today
  5. Rooted Lands
  6. More Recent Articles

NM HB 429: Private Right of Action NMELC Email Alert

Below is an email alert from the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) regarding HB 429, Private Right of Action:


Hello:
You are receiving this because you would probably want to have the right to sue to enforce New Mexico's environmental laws against polluters.  This is especially important when the state agencies and/or attorney general choose not go after polluters.

There is a law pending which would allow just that.  You can obtain additional information about it at:

http://nmenvirolaw.org/index.php/site/more/private_right_of_action_act_a_tool_to_help_the_state_stop_polluters_from_po/

The following legislator needs to hear from you, your family and friends, ASAP. He needs to hear that this is a law that New Mexico needs to protect our environment and assure environmental justice to our communities.

It is very important that your legislators hear that you want the Private Right of Action bill passed.

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this legislation if you have not done so already and then call your legislators and pass on the word to others to do the same.  The list below is for a key legislative vote:

Rep. Jim Trujillo, Santa Fe
District:
45
County:
Santa Fe
Representative Since:
2003
Occupation:
Businessman
Address:
1901 Morris Place

Santa Fe, NM 87505
Capitol Phone: (505)
986-4336
Capitol Room #:
203AN
Office Phone:


Home Phone:
(505) 438-8890
Email:



If you have access to mass email lists that will target people who have the above representative, please customize this mailing and pass it on.
This is needed NOW.

Thank you and please excuse any cross-posting of this message.

And thank you for taking time to advance this issue!

PLEASE ADD "LUCKY" VARELLA
District:
48
County:
Santa Fe
Representative Since:
1987
Occupation:
Retired
Address:
1709 Callejon Zenaida

Santa Fe, NM 87501
Capitol Phone: (505)
986-4320
Capitol Room #:
304C


Office Phone:

Home Phone:
(505) 982-1292
Email:


AND ADD CARL TRUJILLO:
District:
46
County:
Santa Fe
Representative Since:
2013
Occupation:
Engineering
Address:
11 West Gutierrez Street #3212

Santa Fe, NM 87506
Capitol Phone: (505)
986-4234
Capitol Room #:
204B


Office Phone:

Home Phone:
(505) 699-6690
Email:

    

SB 547 Tabled 8-2

Not surprisingly, the bill is tabled 8-2.
    

Follow up to SB 547

There seems to be a lot of interest in SB 547 (see previous posts about the fracking ban).  It has been rescheduled to be heard tomorrow (March 2) at 8:30am in Room 326 by the Senate Conservation Committee.

There appears to be an amendment to the bill, which would exclude about 20% of New Mexico consisting of the NW and SE areas where drilling is established on a commercial scale.
    

NM SB 547 Not Heard Today

The fracking ban bill (see previous post) was not heard.  No Republicans showed; no quorum.  To be rescheduled...
    

Rooted Lands

Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute,

Wednesday Night Movie Series,

Shows begin at 7pm

 

February 27

Rooted Lands


“Fracking has become a burning issue in Mora and San Miguel counties in recent years. Now a documentary film chronicling local efforts to hold fracking at bay is hitting the big screen in Las Vegas.” – Las Vegas Optic

The rural villages of Mora and San Miguel in New Mexico stand up and speak out against one of the world’s most powerful and dirty industries. Rooted Lands explores the citizen grassroots movement against gas and oil development tactics that include fracking and dramatic production of waste products. As mineral leases are bought by oil and gas speculators in rural counties like Mora and San Miguel, NM citizens are learning they must stand up to protect land and culture from suffering the Four Corners fate: “Mora County…is still pristine. They’re fighting to keep it that way. We’ve already lost that here [in the Four Corners]. The wellheads are leaking. The pits have overflowed…” Rooted Lands shows how the residents of mostly Hispanic villages (among the poorest communities in the U.S.) are speaking out against the powerful, dirty industry that threatens NM’s land and water.
“This is how we change federal law, folks, it starts at the bottom.”

Selection for Santa Fe Film Festival 2012
Selection for Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2013
Running time: 64 minutes.
    

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