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Farewell Bruce

Bruce Frederick
Staff Attorney Bruce Frederick has taken a new job and will be leaving the Law Center at the end of January. Returning to government service, where he invested 17 years before joining the Law Center in 2007, Bruce will be working for Santa Fe County on public utility and natural resource issues.

In his 7 years with the Law Center, Bruce has been instrumental in earning some important successes for our clients. He leaves a legacy of highly effective representation for communities whose health and natural resources are at risk, and a strong foundation for his successor to build upon going forward.

During the transition Bruce will continue to advise the Law Center on his active cases, including the San Augustin water grab, the Aquifer Science residential development project in the East Mountains, and the ongoing challenge to the Copper Rule.

We wish him well on his new adventure. (See job announcement)

01/27/2015 • Back to top


Water grab application sent back

Attorney Bruce Frederick, of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center who represents approximately 80 protestants, said the letter is an improvement over the state engineer’s prior silence on the application. “But the State engineer apparently intends to allow San Augustin Ranch to speculate in water by attempting to create a new pseudo-beneficial use called ‘commercial sales,’” Frederick said. El Defensor Chieftain

Go to El Defensor Chieftain for full story.

12/11/2014 • Back to top


Sierra Club asks court to reconsider hearing site ruling

After a district court judge denied the state’s Sierra Club chapter a writ requiring that hearings on dairy rules be held in Santa Fe rather than Roswell, the Sierra Club now has asked the court to reconsider its denial.

On Sept. 25, First Judicial District Judge Jennifer Attrip denied the Sierra Club’s petition, but on Sept. 26 the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, representing the Sierra Club, asked the judge in a court filing to reconsider the decision. Quay County Sun

Go to Quay County Sun for full story.

12/05/2014 • Back to top


KSFR’s Santa Fe Radio Cafe’s Series Featuring NMELC Attorneys, Part 4

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Staff Attorney Eric Jantz discusses zombie uranium mines and human rights with the Santa Fe Radio Cafe.





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11/24/2014 • Back to top


KSFR’s Santa Fe Radio Cafe’s Series Featuring NMELC Attorneys, Part 3

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Staff Attorney Jon Block discusses current and proposed dairy regulations, and their impact on New Mexico’s groundwater with the Santa Fe Radio Cafe.



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11/21/2014 • Back to top


KSFR’s Santa Fe Radio Cafe’s Series Featuring NMELC Attorneys, Part 2

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Staff Attorney Bruce Frederick discusses the Copper Rule and latest win against a water grab in the East Mountains of Albuquerque, NM with the Santa Fe Radio Cafe.

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11/20/2014 • Back to top


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