Responsible Mining Links & Resources

  • Center for Science in Public Participation provides training and technical advice to grassroots groups on water pollution and natural resource development issues, especially those related to mining.
  • Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.
  • Mining and Minerals Division – regulates New Mexicos coal and hardrock mines and reclaims abandoned mine lands.
  • Amigos Bravos Friends of the Wild Rivers
  • New Mexico Environmental Law Centerworks to protect New Mexico’s communities and their environments through public education, legislative initiatives, administrative negotiations and litigation by providing free or low cost legal services to citizens who otherwise would not have a voice in the complex legal proceedings that directly impact their environment.
  • New Mexico Mining Commissioncreated in the 1993 New Mexico Mining Act (Act) as the rulemaking and administrative review body for the Act. The Mining Commission adopts all regulations implementing the Act. After receiving a petition to change or adopt regulations, the Commission holds a public hearing and decides which regulations, if any, to adopt.
  • Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter – Practicing and promoting the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources.
  • Southwest Research and Information Center – providing information to the public on the effects of energy development and resource exploitation on the people and their cultures, lands, water, and air of New Mexico and the Southwest.
  • Western Environmental Law Centeris a public interest law firm representing activists, Indian tribes, local governments and citizens groups who seek to protect and restore the forests, rivers, grasslands, wildlife, and human communities of the West.
  • High Country News featured an article about GRIP and Mining Reclamation in its December 3, 2001 issue: Closing the wounds by Ernest Atencio, and blogged about Who Is Writing New Mexico’s Water Regulations?

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