2015

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Silver City Daily Press: Animas spill a reminder of need for responsible mine cleanup

Guest Column by Allyson Siwik, Executive Director, Gila Resources Information Project Download Guest Column We watched in horror and sadness the images of an orange, heavy metal-laden plume of mine wastewater flow down the Animas River from an accidental release at the inactive Gold King Mine in Colorado, impacting communities, farmers, wildlife, and recreation along […]

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Water Quality Advocates File Brief with NM Supreme Court to Repeal Copper Rule and Protect Groundwater

October 22, 2015 On Monday, advocates for water quality filed their Brief in Chief with the New Mexico Supreme Court on the state’s Copper Rule. The brief outlines why the Court should set aside the Rule, which regulates the discharge of copper mining pollution into groundwater. The state Court of Appeals upheld the regulation in May, even […]

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Attorney General Hector Balderas Targeted Over Copper Rule Appeal

There is no limit to how far global mining giant Freeport-McMoRan will go to get its way to legally pollute New Mexico’s groundwater. And the Martinez administration has proved that it is more than willing to help go after state officials like Attorney General Hector Balderas who are trying to protect New Mexico’s water supplies. […]

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Summer 2015 Issue of GetAGRIP Now Available On-line

        Download the latest issue of GetAGRIP and find out more about the Little Rock Mine expansion, Freeport-McMoRan’s financial situation, Tyrone mine layoffs and the status on the Copper Rule. You’ll also get a preview of the 11th Annual Gila River Festival and the latest on the Arizona Water Settlements Act, Boston Hill […]

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Sign the petition TODAY: MMD protect our water quality and wildlife from Little Rock Mine Expansion

Freeport-McMoRan to Expand Little Rock Mine Tell the Mining and Minerals Division to Strictly Enforce the NM Mining Act to Protect Water Quality and Wildlife! SIGN THE PETITION Global mining giant Freeport-McMoRan has submitted an application to the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division for a permit to expand the Little Rock mine and update […]

Abq Journal: Let Gold King spill be a warning

By Allyson Siwik / Executive Director, Gila Resources Information Project, & Rachel Conn / Executive Director, Amigos Bravos Albuquerque Journal PUBLISHED: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12:02 am We have watched in horror and sadness as images of an orange, heavy metal-laden plume of mine wastewater flow down the Animas River from an accidental release […]

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Public Hearing on Little Rock Mine Expansion – Sept 2; 5:30 pm

PUBLIC HEARING ON LITTLE ROCK MINE EXPANSION Wednesday, September 2; 5:30 pm Grant County Administration Bldg. 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City The New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division will hold a public hearing on Freeport-McMoRan Tyrone Operation’s application for a permit to expand the Little Rock mine and update the closeout plan. The Little […]

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Nuclear New Mexico – Public Forum August 20; 6pm

PUBLIC FORUM: Nuclear New Mexico Past & Future 70 Years, 1945-2015 Thursday. August 20, 2015; 6:00 pm Miller Library, WNMU   As Moderated by Nick Seibel, Publisher, Silver City Daily Press Panelists: Elizabeth Driggers, U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s District Office Dara Parker, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s District Office David Culp, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Washington, DC […]

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New Mexico Supreme Court to Review Copper Rule

NEW MEXICO SUPREME COURT TO REVIEW COPPER RULE 7/14/15 SANTA FE, NM- The New Mexico Supreme Court has granted the petition filed by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) requesting review of the Copper Rule, which regulates discharges from copper mines in New Mexico. The Supreme Court order, dated June 13th, states that it […]

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Water Protection Groups Challenge Copper Mine Decision

CONTACT: Douglas Meiklejohn, NM Environmental Law Center 505-989-9022, ext 14 | dmeiklejohn@nmelc.org Allyson Siwik, Gila Resources Information Project 575-590-7619 | allysonsiwik@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 8, 2015 WATER PROTECTION GROUPS CHALLENGE RULING THAT ALLOWS ALL COPPER MINES TO POLLUTE GROUNDWATER SANTA FE, N.M.- Today, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) filed a petition with […]

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