Copper Flat Mine – Upcoming Public Hearings

State regulators will be holding hearings on the Copper Flat Mine, located in Hillsboro, NM. New Mexico Copper Corporation has applied for a groundwater discharge permit from the NM Environment Department and a mining permit from the NM Mining and Minerals Division. The New Mexico Environment Department public hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on September […]


New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Water Sacrifice Zones

New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Water Sacrifice Zones March 9, 2018 SANTA FE, N.M.—The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a stunning and puzzling decision in its long-awaited review of the Copper Rule. The case could set precedent for how the State of New Mexico protects water at all industrial sites. “We are very disappointed with […]

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Oppose Holloman Flyovers at now LIVE! Take action to oppose Holloman flyover proposal    Do you want to learn more about the Holloman Air Force Base proposal to expand military training over the Gila or take action to oppose this plan that could severely impact our local economy, environment and quality of life? Check out the new website for Resources and the latest news to […]

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World Water Day – Nature for Water – March 22 & 24

Silver City Watershed Keepers celebrates World Water Day Nature for Water in Silver City Events scheduled for March 22 and 24 On March 22 & 24, the Silver City Watershed Keepers in association with Stream Dynamics will hold a two-day event for World Water Day. World Water Day has been held on March 22nd annually, since its inception in […]

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Register/Volunteer 2018 Earth Day Celebration – April 21, 10am-2pm, Gough Park

Join more than 30 organizations and businesses for Silver City’s annual Earth Day Celebration! This year’s theme, End Plastic Pollution, focuses on the global plastic problem and ways to address it. Plastics litter our landscape, clog waterways, and pollute our oceans, and growing evidence shows how they contribute to health problems in humans and animals. […]


GRIP challenges Martinez Administration water quality rollbacks

Martinez Administration wants to weaken water quality rules GRIP, Amigos Bravos, & NMELC challenge harmful rollbacks The New Mexico Environment Department has proposed amendments to the state’s water quality regulations that will weaken protections for our surface and groundwater. GRIP and Amigos Bravos, represented by the NM Environmental Law Center, have challenged these proposed changes, […]


Grant County Hiking/Walking Trails Guide

The Grant County Prescription Trails Program is designed to provide all health care professionals the tools to increase walking and wheelchair rolling along suggested routes, promoting healthy lifestyles for all families in our county. This guide will help you find some of the best parks, trails and walking areas in Silver City, Santa Clara, Bayard, […]

San Vicente tailings cleanup, 2013 Photo credit: NM Environment Department

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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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. […]


Water Protection Groups Challenge Copper Mine Decision

CONTACT: Douglas Meiklejohn, NM Environmental Law Center 505-989-9022, ext 14 | Allyson Siwik, Gila Resources Information Project 575-590-7619 | 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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