Otero Mesa

News release: New Mexicans descend on D.C. to call for protection of America’s great outdoors

Contacts: Nathan Newcomer, (505) 250-4225, nathan@nmwild.org John Cornell, (575) 740-1759, john@nmwildlife.org   WASHINGTON, DC (September 21, 2011) – A delegation of representatives from New Mexico gathered in Washington this week to meet with the state’s Congressional delegation and to call on those elected officials to….

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Donate Now to Stop the Mining in Otero Mesa

After working successfully to safeguard Otero Mesa from oil and gas development for over a decade, there is a new and even more volatile threat to this wild desert grassland—hardrock mining. On August 1, Denver-based Geovic Mining Corporation started exploratory drilling on Wind Mountain, the most iconic peak in Otero Mesa…..

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babbit Babbitt blames White House for bartering away Otero Mesa lands

POLITICS: Babbitt blames White House ‘munchkins’ for bartering away public lands (06/08/2011)     Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt today attacked the White House for failing to stand up to what he warned is an all-out congressional assault on public lands and urged the….

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Congressman Heinrich Concerned About Otero Mesa Mining Claims

Today, Congressman Martin  Heinrich (D-NM) wrote a letter to the Las Cruces Bureau of Land Management airing concerns over potential impacts of hardrock mining in America’s wildest grassland – Otero Mesa. Click here to read the full letter. Share / Bookmark / Email

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Mountaintop Removal in Otero Mesa? Just Say NO!

Since January, CO-based mining company Geovic has nearly tripled its mining claims on Otero Mesa– from 68 claims in January to 183 as of April. The company filed for a state exploration permit in April, and has proposed to drill 10 test wells, mostly on….

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