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Weekend of April 19-21, 2019
John Stuart Mill once stated in parliament 1866 - “I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Read:  Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between The Vatican, The CIA, & The Mafia. by Paul L Williams. - disturbing exposé describes a secret alliance forged at the close of World War II by the CIA, the Sicilian and US mafias, and the Vatican to thwart the possibility of a Communist invasion of Europe
. Amazon     See also  ZeroHedge  

Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump/Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them. ... The two-pronged conspiracy theory that has dominated U.S. political discourse for almost three years – that (1) Trump, his family and his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, and (2) Trump is beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin — was not merely rejected today by the final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It was obliterated: in an undeniable and definitive manner. Intercept  

DEMOCRACY NOW CHOMSKY INTERVIEW
April 18, 2019

By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election.  DemocracyNow  

We Must Confront the “Ultranationalist, Reactionary” Movements Growing Across Globe DemocracyNow

Trump Radically Interfered with Israel’s Election to Help Re-elect Netanyahu.DemocracyNow

Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet.  DemocracyNow  

Arrest of Assange Is “Scandalous” and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.  DemocracyNow  

he Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea  DemocracyNow  

ICC Makes “Dangerous Decision” to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure.  DemocracyNow  

Libyan Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Over 170 Killed, 18K Displaced in Warlord Assault on Tripoli.
DemocracyNow  

This new breakdown of Trump’s approval rating will make you cringe — but also shows signs of hope. AlterNet 

Academic Freedom at Risk After Decades of Right-Wing Attacks and Cuts to Education.  DemocracyNow  

Washington’s Biggest Fairy Tale: “Truth Will Out”.  CounterPunch  

Julian Assange Honored With Journalism Award Sponsored by European Parliamentarians Daily Beast

Liberals Sold Their Souls to the War Machine on Russia  TruthDig  

Leading Liberal Think Tank Teams Up With AIPAC.  Jewish Currents  

Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced  TruithDig  

The Official Skripal Story is a Dead Duck. ... One of the striking things about the official Skripal story is the way its more wildly improbable aspects have been released to the mainstream media over a long period, so as to manage their impact.  Craig Murray  

April 18, 2019
1978 - The U.S. Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama
F

irst Julian Assange, Then Us.  TruthOut/Hedges  

Julian Assange Honored With Journalism Award Sponsored by European Parliamentarians.Daily Beast

The American War Machine Is Out of Control. TruthDig

US Military Base Threatens Biodiversity in Okinawa. ... In a non-binding referendum held in February, over 70 percent of votes cast were opposed to the new U.S. military installation which Tokyo and Washington call "the only solution."  TruthOut  

Liberals Sold Their Souls to the War Machine on Russia.  TruthOut  

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say.  Intercept  

Not in it to win it: the dirty little secret of the Democrats' 2020 battle. ... The potential upside can be large for candidates who do not win – whether it’s to advance a greater profile or a signature issue or agenda.
Guardian  Related: Democrats are on the path to 4 more years of Trump — here’s why.  AlterNet

As Single-Payer Gains Traction, Industry Launches Attack Ads.  TruthOut  

Americans are increasingly abandoning organized religion.  AlterNet  

Russian investors are keen on Nevada’s copper. ... Demand for clean cars is causing an uptick in copper mining in the West, but at what cost?  HCN  

Betsy DeVos Quietly Making It Easier for Dying For-Profit Schools to Rip Off a Few More Students on the Way Out.  Intercept  

April 17, 2019
1961 - Some 1,400 Cuban exiles attack the Bay of
Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.

How a Christian Nonprofit Helped a Controversial Minnesota Mining Company Buy Gear for Local Police.  Intercept  

Italian monastery turns into hotbed of Bannon-fueled nationalism. ... To general consternation, educational courses are to be held at a secluded monastery to create a populist political vanguard capable of "launching an assault on Europe." Megan Williams reports from Collepardo.  
DW  

Netanyahu’s Victory in Israel Tells Us About the Balance of Power in the Middle East. CounterPunch  

Republicans Twist White Nationalism Hearing Into Islamophobic Forum.  TruthOut  

Allan Nairn: Indonesian General Tied to Mass Killings Plots to Arrest Critics If He Wins Presidency.
 DemocracyNow  

CLICK BAIT

ISIS Adds Few Violent White Supremacists In Bid To Get U.S. To Rescind Terrorist Designation.  > Go  

Fox News Debuts Premium Channel For 24-Hour Coverage Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  > Go  

Despondent Jeff Bezos Realizes He’ll Have To Work For 9 Seconds To Earn Back Money He Lost In Divorce.
 > Go  

Secret Report Reveals Saudi Incompetence and Widespread Use of U.S. Weapons in Yemen.  
Intercept    Related:  Leaked Docs Show Saudis 'Overwhelmingly Dependent' on Western Weapons to Wage War on Yemen. ... "The West can stop the carnage. But it chooses profit over life."
 CommonDreams  

“Falter”: In New Book, Bill McKibben Asks If the Human Game Has Begun to Play Itself Out.  DemocracyNow

April 16, 2019
1968 - The Pentagon announces the
"Vietnamization" of the war.

'Everything Is at Stake': Global Extinction Rebellion Kicks Off Week of Civil Disobedience to Demand Climate Action.  CommonDreams  

American History for Truthdiggers: JFK's Cold War Chains
TruthDig  

How big tech is spying on your wallet.  AlterNet

Academic Freedom at Risk After Decades of Right-Wing Attacks and Cuts to Education.  DemocracyNow  

ISRAEL

How Netanyahu Saved Assad, Helped Russia and Gave Iran the Run of Syria. ... As Assad consolidates power, Israel's prime minister is basking in plaudits for his 'prescient' strategy on Syria. But Netanyahu has been played - exposing Israel to potentially disastrous consequences.  Haaretz  

Progressive Leaders Condemn Netanyahu's Vow to Annex West Bank as Unlawful 'Moral Catastrophe'  ...  "Elected leaders should be advancing the cause of peace—not undermining it."  CommonDreams  

Chomsky: Trump Radically Interfered with Israel’s Election to Help Re-elect Netanyahu. 
DemocracyNow

The Israeli Left's Moment of Reckoning TruthDig

Netanyahu 2019: Radicalized by Obama, Unleashed by Trump. ... Hostilities with the previous president drove him to embrace the dark right. Infatuation with his successor made him lose his inhibitions.  
Haaretz  

Progressives Demand Democrats Prioritize People Over the Pentagon.  TruthDig  

More than 1,000 English schools turn to online donations to raise funds. ... Exclusive: cuts force schools to use crowdfunding and Amazon wish lists to pay for basics.  Guardian  

How the Media Launders Fossil Fuel Industry Propaganda Through Branded Content.  Intercept  

This new breakdown of Trump’s approval rating will make you cringe - but also shows signs of hope. AlterNet  

Rashida Tlaib Slams Democrats For Silence On Trump’s Islamophobic Attacks On Ilhan Omar. ... The Michigan congresswoman has a message for Democratic leaders: Don’t celebrate diversity while ignoring Islamophobia.  HuffPost   

April 15, 2019
1986 - U.S. warplanes attack Libya.

Leaked Emails From Pro-Clinton Group Reveal Censorship of Staff on Israel, AIPAC Pandering, Warped Militarism.  DemocracyNow  

ASSANGE UPDATE

The Assange Arrest is a Warning From History. CounterPunch/Pilger 

Chelsea and Julian are in Jail. History Trembles.  
Craig Murray
 

Julian Assange Languishes in Prison as His Journalistic Collaborators Brandish Their Prizes.  Intercept  

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is “Scandalous” and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.  DemocracyNow  

The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedoms.Intercept 

Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy:
Timeline.   BBC  

Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the “Ultranationalist, Reactionary” Movements Growing Across Globe. DemocracyNow  

60 Top Corporations Paid $0 Federal Taxes Under Trump Tax Law. ... Amazon, Chevron, Netflix, Eli Lilly, IBM and General Motors are reaping tax cut benefits and paying nothing.  HuffPost  

'Blatant Violation of the First Amendment': Public Citizen Sues Betsy DeVos for Censoring Its Website. ... "We've been highly critical of Betsy DeVos for putting students at the mercy of predatory for-profit colleges. We won't let her silence us."  CommonDreams  

Academic Freedom at Risk After Decades of Right-Wing Attacks and Cuts to Education.  DemocracyNow  

Bezos Investigation Finds the Saudis Obtained His Private Data. ... The National Enquirer’s lawyer tried to get me to say there was no hacking.  Daily Beast  

Why has Congress stalled on investigating money laundering allegations at Trump properties?  ...  
Stonewalled by investigators, interest in Trump's former projects in Panama and Azerbaijan seems to have disappeared.  ThinkProgress  

Animals and 2020. ...  Animal rights are important and should not be a secondary political issue.
Current Affairs  

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APR WATER GRAB - SEC - LOCAL ENVIRO. & NEWS

April 18, 2019 -
Hawkes, Bustamante elected new trustees - Chieftain  

April 12, 2019 -
Blaine V APR case actions update  Download

April 11, 2019 -
Three co-op trustee positions on the line. Chieftain  

April 5, 2019 -
NM Environmental Law Center Green Fire Report
New Staff Case Updates - House Party  Download  

Independent committee will review electric proposals. ... The City of Socorro is moving closer to establishing its own municipal electric utility.  
Chieftain  

March 16 marked the end of the first session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature. (Water Bills HB 374, HB 576 and SB 435)  Catron County Courier  

March 9, 2019 -
NM Environmental Law Center Green Fire Report
Mt. Taylor Mind; LANL Consent Order; HB 220; HB 255 - Legislation update

March 2, 2019 -
Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project - Initial Release and Translocation Plan for 2019  

February 22, 2019 -
Next APR v Blaine court hearing in Reserve on June 26, 2019 at 10.30AM Latest court actions here  

Friends of the Bosque Winter Newsletter

February 20, 2019 -
‘This has poisoned everything’ – pollution casts shadow over New Mexico’s booming dairy industry  ... Pollution from Cannon Air Force Base has gone unreported for decades. Now it’s threatening the US food supply.  Guardian     
Related:
 State environment department accuses Air Force of violating Water Quality Act. Abq Journal.    
Related: Toxic timeline: A brief history of PFAS  
Search Light NM  

February 15, 2019 -
Press Release: Four-Year Moratorium on Fracking Introduced in the Legislature.  La Jicarita  

February 15, 2019 -
Notes from the STATUS HEARING for the APR, LLC drilling application held on February 13th, 2019

PLEASE NOTE that I am NOT an attorney, and that these comments are as I understood the proceedings. Any errors are mine and should e considered in context...I tried to get it as error-free as possible. - Eileen Dodds

There were approximately 80 people (including the attorneys) in the small courtroom in Reserve for the hearing. Judge Reynolds opened the proceedings... He called on all attorneys to introduce themselves and state whom they represented.

Mr. Wexler for the APR,LLC spoke first, asking for 5-6 months of "discovery", both written and oral. His timeline asked for an August briefing, September responses from protestants, then another status conference by late this year or early next year.

Mr. Lindeen, representing the Office of the State Engineer, was in favor of the discovery request, but also wanted a fully-developed record and all issues (including anti-speculation) argued.

Jamie Park, representing some 80 clients of the NM Environmental Law Center, cited Article 16, Section 5 of a code, which limits the court to decisions based on OSE statutes. She said the facts in the application itself were enough for the court to decide on the Motion for Summary Judgment which the NMELC filed 60 days ago. She requested a hearing on that motion by March 15th.

Mr. Dominici, representing Catron County, opposed the discovery request, saying the court has already reviewed everything, and that the OSE was comfortable with their decision. He supported the decision on summary judgment to be made sooner than later.

Ms. Davidson, representing the Hand Family Trust, asked for a full argument on anti-speculation.

Then Judge Reynolds addressed the proceedings. He did not limit what anyone could file on summary judgment if it was brought up in the OSE's denial and issues in the ORIGINAL application. He said he thought this new application was different enough from the original to allow it. BUT he expressed aggravation about the length of time this has been going on (12 years), and by the LLC's request for discovery at this time. He said they have had 12 years to discover everything, and they should have raised the issue before. (Rule 56 ?) He said he needs to resolve Rule 56 to be able to consider "dismissing with prejudice", as it is a drastic issue, and the APR is entitled to the benefit of doubt. He cautioned care on everyone's responses. He told the LLC that just because the OSE may not have followed their own statutes with other drilling applications, it was no reason to disregard the statutes, and he would be looking at the LETTER of the law. He wants to see the argument on the question of commercial sale of water proving "beneficial use" in New Mexico. He said the LLC does NOT need an evidentiary delay. He cautioned all attorneys against asking for continuances, and he set the calendar for coming proceedings.
o By 3/15/19-Amended Motion for Summary Judgment-NO MORE after this date

1 - By 3/15/19 - Amended Motion for Summary
     Judgment-NO MORE after this date
2 - By 3/29/19 - All Joinders to be filed
3 - By 4/29/19 - All responses to item #1
     (nothing stopping Discovery)
4 - By 5/30/19 - Derrogatories, etc., within 2 weeks
     after #3. Telephonic conferences are ok.
     Then another hearing on the answers within 30 days.
5 - Oral arguments around 6/26/19-and he said not to
     bring up Conservation, Impairment, or Public Welfare.


Download notes here  

February 15, 2019 -
From the NM Environmental Law Center:

        Your Voice is Needed to Defend Clean Water!
                        2 ACTIONS NEEDED!


ACTION 1. TAKE ACTION
NOW BY CALLING YOUR STATE
REPRESENTATIVE AND ASKING THEM TO
VOTE YES ON HB 255.

HB 255 will strengthen NM Mining Act financial assurance requirements and eliminate a loophole that puts the State and Taxpayers in environmental and financial risk for cleanup at mines!

To find your Representative and their contact information CLICK HERE  


THIS MAY GO TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE TODAY

COPPER MINE

ACTION 2. TAKE ACTION NOW BY CONTACTING THE
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
AND ASKING THEM TO VOTE YES ON HB 220.

HB 220 will amend the Water Quality Act to clarify where compliance with water quality standards is determined. It would reverse the negative impacts of the Copper Mine Rule.

HB 220 Will Be Heard in this Committee Next Week

See the full alert with House Judiciary members contact information  

February 12, 2019 -
From NM Wilderness Alliance
:
Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich helped push a public lands package through the Senate today that would create thirteen new wilderness areas in New Mexico! Ten of the proposed wilderness areas fall within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, two fall within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and one is located near the Four Corners region. The legislation also includes an expansion of the existing Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area near the Four Corners region. Overall, the thirteen new designations would account for roughly 270,000 acres of new wilderness in New Mexico - the most wilderness designated in the state in a single year since 1980!
Download press release here
 

Thank Udall and Heinrich here

February 11, 2019 - TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Defend Our Water Quality & Speak Up for HB255 & HB220 - Contact Legislators Today!
HB255 will be heard in House Judiciary TODAY at 1:30pm

Download full press release here  

Tell our legislators that you support HB220 and HB255 that will protect our community, our water supplies and environment from the impacts of copper mining!   See the full press release for list of representatives.

HB255 would phase out corporate guarantees from an affiliated corporation in Mining Act permits, closing a loophole in the law that lets mining companies shift up to 75% of the financial burden and environmental risk for cleanup and reclamation onto the taxpayer and local communities. Download HB 255  

HB220 would nullify those provisions of the Copper Mine Rule that allow copper mines to pollute groundwater above NM water quality standards.  Donwload HB 220

February 11, 2019 -
NM Rural Libraries Initiative update

Bill SB 264 passed our first committee hearing on a 5-1 vote. Thanks especially to everyone who stayed at the committee meeting until the end last night at 7 pm after a really long day. Thanks to everyone who came and lobbied at the legislature for library legislature day. Senator Ortiz y Pino again stressed to me last night how important it is for you, your boards and patrons to continue to contact your legislators in support of the bills, SB 264 and SJR 11 and to ask for full funding at $50 million.

The hearing was live-streamed. If you want to see it it is HERE  Scroll down to 6:18 pm


APR hearing in the Reserve courthouse Wed. 13TH AT 11:30

Below is a copy of the order issued by Judge Reynolds on January 9th in which he granted the motion filed by the Augustin Plains Ranch asking that briefing on our motion for summary judgment be postponed until the hearing on February 13th. As you can see, he indicated that one of the subjects to be addressed at that hearing will be the schedule for that briefing. 010919-Postpone Sumary Judgement.pdf
 

February 9, 2019 -
Water Battle - Summary judgment sought. Chieftain  

February 1, 2019 -
2019 Legislative updat e from New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Download

February 1, 2019 -
Library Legislation day press release: -
Friday February 8 is Library Legislative day. We will meet at 8:30 am in room 326.
Our representative: Gabriel Ramos D, 28, Rm 416A, Cap: 986-4863 Off: (575) 388-1969 H:(575) 534-9535 gabriel.ramos@nmlegis.gov Libraries: Bayard, Gila, Glenwood, Magdalena, Reserve, Rio Abajo. Download press release and agenda here

January 31, 2019 -
From the NM Enviromental Law Center:
Albuquerque District Court Judge Shannon Bacon denied the ground water pumping application of Aquifer Science, a Nevada-based water speculator, to appropriate 350 acre feet of ground water in the East Mountain area of Albuquerque. .
Full Press release here  Court Document 

February 1, 2019 -
Amending the requirements to protest a proposed Generation and Transmission rate change
- NM Senate Bill 357 seeks to amend the current statute concerning regulation of Generation and Transmission (G&T) Cooperatives in NM.

Currently, as you know, G&T cooperatives such as Tri-Sate have no oversight from the NMPRC unless 3 of their member distribution cooperatives protest a proposed rate increase. In addition, transmission-only customers of G&T's have no standing at the NMPRC or other venue to protest the transmission rates charged by G&T Cooperatives. As an example, Tri-States transmission rates have increased 23.4% since just 2016 or 7.8% per year and there has been little to no Tri-State transmission investment in New Mexico.

This legislation seeks 3 changes:
1) Reduce the required number of customer protests to one customer or member in order to require the Commission to review the rates and make a determination regarding whether the filed/proposed rates are Just and Reasonable. (Reduce customer protests from 3 to 1)

2) Adds the definition of a "Transmission Customer"

3) Includes "Transmission Customers" as an eligible party (member or customer) who can file a protest of proposed rates by a G&T.

As a Tri-State Transmission Customer, SEC members should be interested in this legislation and willing to call/email/write your senators and representatives to express your support for these changes. There are other municipal and cooperative utilities in New Mexico who are particularly interested in this moving forward. Support and votes needed to get it done. This is particularly important to rural and small town New Mexico communities. Download 2019-NM-Legislation-SB357  
Download this notice 2019NM-SB357 Notice  

January 22, 2018 -
Document dated January 17, 2018:
Notice of filing of administrative record ... COMES NOW, Irma E. Corral, Hearing Unit Administrator for the Office of the State Engineer ("State Engineer"), and hereby gives notice to all parties herein that, pursuant to NMSA l97B SectionT2-7-2, the record of the adrninistrative proceeding of the above captioned matter has been filed with the clerk of the Seventh Judicial District Court. Download 011719-Notice-Filing-Admid Record (18 pages) - 

January 16, 2019 -
APR hearing in Reserve update -

Below is a copy of the order issued by Judge Reynolds on January 9th in which he granted the motion filed by the Augustin Plains Ranch asking that briefing on our motion for summary judgment be postponed until the hearing on February 13th. As you can see, he indicated that one of the subjects to be addressed at that hearing will be the schedule for that briefing. 010919-Postpone Sumary Judgement.pdf
 

January 15, 2019 -
As Corporate Power Threatens Americans' Right to Water, Groups Offer UN Body List of Issues to Raise With US. ... "Civil and political rights must encompass the human right to water, which is increasingly under threat by corporations that seek to use and abuse our water supplies for profit."  CommonDreams  

January 14, 2019 -
Greenfire Report from the NM Eniromental Law Center.
January 2019   

January 7, 2019 - APR, LLC Update: ab)

APR LLC filed an appeal to the State Engineer’s decision to deny their application to mine water in the Plains of San Augustin. That appeal was made to the 7th Judicial District Court. Judge Reynolds is the water Judge.

Their action required a reaction and that has indeed occurred. Doug Meiklejohn of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment. That kind of Motion requests the Judge to throw out the appeal and deny the application as did the State Engineer. Download the motion below.

Judge Reynolds has responded by setting a date for a hearing. The hearing announcement is also attached. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE: February 13, time 11:30, place Courthouse in Reserve. Your attendance is urgently requested, so please put this date on your calendar. The Judge needs to know we care as a community about this dreadful proposal to take 54000 acre feet of water every year from our aquifer.

Related documents:
-
Motion for Summary Judgement.pdf (5 pages)
- District Court Status Hearing Notice.pdf (1 page)
- The Community Protestants’ Memo. supporting of the motion.pdf (287 pages)

January 4, 2019 -
Co-op District II Trustee named.  Chieftain  


December 6, 2018 -
Southwest Climate Change Report
Executive Summary
 
PowerPoint Report  


December 3, 2018-
We need to explore clean renewable energy. Ward McCartney letter to the Chieftain

PRC complaints website  

December 3, 2018 -
Why water will be the next battleground in the fight against climate change.  ... In the third part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its alarming projections for our water supplies.  Guardian  

Last Ditch Standing: A tale of water inequality in the West.  River of Lost Souls  

November 16, 2018 -
The Once Hated Wolf Could Now Save A Struggling Community. ... Wolf tourism is bringing more benefits than hunting.  HuffPost    Related:  Bill That Would Drop Protections For Gray Wolves Passes House. ... Around 5,000 wolves currently live in the lower 48 states.  HuffPost  

October 8, 2010 -
The Race to Buy Up the World's Water  Newsweek  

November 1, 2018 -
An Aquifer From the Ice Age Becomes a Battleground in New Mexico. EcoWatch 

November 1, 2018 -
Bosque Watch Newsletter  

October 23, 2018 -
Challenge to Policy on Prosecuting Endangered-Species Hunters Tossed.  Courthouse News  

October 22, 2018 - PROTEST COPPER FLAY MINE -
The New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) is holding a public hearing October 23 -24 on the Permit Application Package and Draft Environmental Evaluation in consideration of issuing a new mine operation permit for the Copper Flat Mine, 5 miles northeast of Hillsboro and 30 miles southwest of Truth or Consequences. More information: Action Network
Download flyer

October 18, 2018 -
SEC rate increases may begin in January.

Chieftain
      Rate table  

            Public meetings on rate increases:

Oct. 19: Socorro Annex Building, 198 Neal Ave, 6 pm
Oct. 22: Magdalena Senior Citizens Center, 6:30 pm
Oct. 23: Alamo Wellness Center, 2 p.m.
Oct. 25: Datil Elementary School Gym, 3 pm

October 17, 2018 -
Proposed SEC rate increase for 2019. Rate Table  

October 16, 2018 -
No peep from councilors on proposed takeover. Chieftain letter 

October 12, 2018 -
Case Updates from NM Enviromental Law Center

Santolina - This is a very complex set of cases and filings. For the Level A Master Plan (which covers the entire proposed development), we appealed the County Commission approval of the Plan to the Court of Appeals and the paperwork on that by all the parties may be complete. Also in the Court of Appeals is an appeal by Bernalillo County of the 2nd Judicial District Court's decision voiding the Zone Map change for the Santolina development. The developer, Western Albuquerque Land Holdings (WALH), also filed an appeal of that decision and our Answer brief to their appeal is due October 30th. For the Level B Master Plan approval (Level B is for a sub-section of the whole Level A Master Plan), we have filed in District Court our Statement of Appellate Reasons and are waiting for the

Agustin Plains Water Grab -
Augustin (sic) Plains Ranch (APR) has filed a Notice of Appeal of the State Engineer's decision to deny - for the third time - APR's application to mine more than 17 billion gallons of aquifer water annually. We will soon file our Notice of Entry and a Motion for Summary Judgement (a request that the court issue a decision based on the merits of our case without having to go to trial).

New Mexico Legal Notices website  

September 4, 2018 -
Senator Heinrich: Gila not appropriate for flyovers.
 NM Wild  

August 1, 2018 -  
Average Retail Price of Electricity to Residential Sector, August 2018 (cents/kWh)  

June 26, 2018 -
Attend a rally in opposition to the Gila River diversion and then join us to make public comment at the NEPA scoping meetings scheduled for 4pm to 7 pm.
More info
 

New Analysis Demonstrates Importance of Gila National Forest-Northern Arizona Wildlife Corridor for Mexican Wolf Recovery. NM Wild Or PDF file  

June 4, 2018-
I
mportance of Gila National Forest For Mexican Wolf Recovery. Wildlands Network  

Standoff Over Mexican Gray Wolf Continues in Southwestern U.S. NatureNow  

New Analysis Demonstrates Importance of Gila National Forest-Northern Arizona Wildlife Corridor for Mexican Wolf Recovery. New Mexico Wild  

Water Grab Archive: 2017 - 2016


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San Augustin Water Report Website
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Food and Water Watch
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
North 14 Deep Well Protest (E. Mountains)
NM Water & Natural Resouces Comm.

Conservation Voters New Mexico 
San Augustin LLC website
New Mexico Wilderneess Alliance  
The Candle Publishing  
Water Grabbing (Wiki)  

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