Contacts: Nathan Newcomer, (505) 250-4225, firstname.lastname@example.org John Cornell, (575) 740-1759, email@example.com 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….
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…..
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….
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.
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….