For those concerned about the upcoming legislative session, excerpt from the NMELC December 2010 eNews (Link to full NMELC eNews issue link>>>>): by Douglas Meiklejohn, Executive Director
"There have been significant gains for communities and the environment in New Mexico during the past eight years but, based on
statements made by Governor-elect Susana Martinez during her campaign, and on statements by industry groups, it is clear that many of those gains will be under attack during the 2011 legislative session that begins on January 18th.
The sixty-day session begins
Some of the most important issues that may be considered during the session are nullifying newly-adopted climate change regulations, weakening oil and gas regulations, and challenging local authority to regulate oil and gas development and uranium mining.
We, along with other organizations, will continue to advocate for strong protections for our natural resources and environment. To get involved, please be in touch with your legislators about critical issues by email or by telephone. You can learn more about these and other particular pieces of legislation via the NMELC website. There, you can get timely information via email alerts, follow us on Twitter and "like" us on Facebook."
by Douglas Meiklejohn, Executive Director