New Mexico

Community Groups Go to Court to Clean up Los Alamos National Laboratory (press release 2.07.08)

2/07/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Citing significant violations of the Clean Water Act at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), an alliance of nine New Mexico community organizations and two individuals today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC. This morning at the state capitol building in Santa Fe, the community groups said it was time for LANL to address the substantial contamination problems that are migrating off the lab’s property.

Feds Asked to Include Lynx in New Mexico (press release 6.11.07)

6/11/2007
Comments on 5 year status review argue that the wildcat’s habitat extends

Santa Fe, New Mexico  – Conservation groups argued today that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) must update classification and status for the threatened Canada lynx to include its habitat in northern New Mexico. The FWS maintains that lynx have no “Endangered Species Act (ESA) status” in New Mexico. The Southern Rocky Mountains do not abruptly end at the Colorado State line.

Defending the Land

8/27/2007
Western Environmental Law Center takes a stand for our environment.

Confronted with seemingly insurmountable odds, superheroes overwhelm their enemies, saving countless lives from inevitable death. In much the same way, Western Environmental Law Center’s staff takes on corporations, government agencies and even the Bush administration to save or otherwise protect the environment,wildlife and communities in the western United States.

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