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You make this work possible! To learn more about how you can support the Community Response (local) Law Center’s work, please call Elizabeth Lee or Shelbie Knox in our Development Department. State-level Rulemaking 505.989.9022 Federal Policy Cases closed in 2015 1405 Luisa Street, Suite #5 | Santa Fe, NM 87505



CASE TYPE Uranium Mining and Reclamation


Water Speculation and Water Rights


86% of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center's work in 2015 concerned the protection of our state's water quality and quantity.

Los Alamos National Lab

In 2015,with support from including


Oil and Gas Drilling


27 Green Business Partners 26 Institutional Funders

Hardrock Mining

12 Donor-Advised Funds 23 members of the circle

Industrial Dairies



1 legacy bequest 33 Wild & Scenic FilmFest Sponsors

Air Quality


and 67 amazing volunteers The Law Center represented clients in 56 active cases, accepted 9 new cases and closed 14 cases.



2015 CLIENTS: Amigos Bravos • Colonias Development Council • Communities for Clean Water • Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety • Earthworks • Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM) • Friends of Santa Fe County • Gila Conservation Coalition • Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) • Honor Our Pueblo Existence • Individuals • Lea County Concerned Citizens • Mariano Lake Citizens • Mesquite Community Action Committee • Mora County Commission • Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) • New Mexico Health Equity Working Group • Oil and Gas Accountability Project • Pajarito Village Association • Place Matters, McKinley County • Red Water Pond Road Community Association • Resistiendo • Rio Bonito Preserve • Rio Grande Chapter of Sierra Club • Rio Valle Concerned Citizens • Southwest Environmental Center • SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) • Taos Pueblo • TEWA Women United • Turner Ranch Properties


The Mission of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center is to protect New Mexico's natural environment and achieve environmental justice for New Mexico's communities through legal representation, policy advocacy and public education.

NMELC Impact Report 2015  
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