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WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 13-15, 2019
If workers are more insecure, that's very 'healthy' for the society, because if workers are insecure, they won't ask for wages, they won't go on strike, they won't call for benefits; they'll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that's optimal for corporations' economic health. - Noam Chomsky
 

Weekend Read: Government in the Future - Noam Chomsky. "We have today the technical and material resources to meet man’s animal needs.We have not developed the cultural and moral resources or the democratic forms of social organization that make possible the humane and rational use of our material wealth and power.  IndieBound  

Britain’s General Election Is Heavy On Brexit And Disinformation. ... The ruling Conservative party has put up fake social media posts as Prime Minister Boris Johnson risks everything to “get Brexit done.”  HuffPost  

A Very Difficult Night.  Craig Murray  

Congress to Vote on $22 Billion Defense Increase One Week After Trump Slashed Food Stamps.  Intercept  

AFGANASTAN PAPERS

Afghan War documents leak of 2010  Wiki

Afghan papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war. ... Interviews with key insiders reveal damning verdict on conflict that cost 2,300 US lives.
Guardian  

I Knew the War in Afghanistan Was a Lie. TruthDig

Bombshell Afghanistan Report Lands With Thud On Capitol Hill. ... Lawmakers said they remain unaware of the revelations on how the government misled the public about the prolonged conflict.  HuffPost  

Afghanistan: a Pentagon Paradise Built on Lies.  CounterPunch  

US officials distorted statistics to mislead public about Afghan war, confidential documents reveal. ... An 18-year, trillion-dollar conflict was known to be failing from an early stage. This knowledge was concealed from the public. Craig Whitlock explains what has been going on behind closed doors.  Independent  

The U.S. Government Lied about the Afghanistan War, They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Media Lapdogs.
CounterPunch  

The Afghanistan war is more than a $1 trillion mistake. It's a travesty. ... If we don’t start holding the Washington DC foreign policy establishment to account, they will continue to act with impunity.  Guardian  

Why the Afghanistan Papers Are an Eerie Reminder of Vietnam.  CounterPunch  

The Afghan Files - Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australia’s special forces  ABC-AU  

UN: Climate Change Will Create “New Great Divergence” Between Rich and Poor.  TruthOut  

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”.  DemocracyNow  

Arctic In Dire Condition As Climate Change Ravages Long-Frozen Region, Report Warns. ... “The impacts of a changing Arctic are not confined to those who live there,” researchers wrote in the 14th annual Arctic Report Card.  HuffPost  

Netanyahu Moves to Annex West Bank, Indictment Be Damned.   TruthDig  

Did this happen in the home of Magna Carta?  
John Pilger   (Assange)  

CN Live! Special Report: In Dreyfus Affair Hrafnsson Sees Hope For Assange. ... The late 19th Century trial of the wrongly accused French military officer gives hope to the WikiLeaks editor about the fate of Julian Assange.  Consortium News  

Incumbent Democrats Are Facing Serious Primary Challenges From Progressives.  TruthOut  

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DECEMBER 12, 2019
“Half of America does nothing but prepare propaganda for the other half to read … Farmers starve three years out of four, but the good year is always election year … You can't say civilization don't advance, for in every war they kill you in a new way.”
- Will Rodgers

'This Isn't How You End the Endless War': Trump Weighs Plan to Send 14,000 More US Troops to Middle East. ... "Trump ran on ending these endless wars. But he's sending more troops to the Middle East, making yet another war there more likely."  CommonDreams  

Julian Assange, Thanks for Warning Japanese About Washington.  CounterPunch  

Jeremy Corbyn faces Russiagate smear campaign before UK vote. ... Jeremy Corbyn, a real progressive, could win UK’s elections. ... discuss how powerful forces are trying to stop Corbyn with a Russiagate-fueled smear campaign -- and why Bernie Sanders could be their next target.  
Gray Zone  

U.S. Lobbyists Prepare to Seize “Historic Opportunity” in Tory-Led Brexit to Shred Consumer Safeguards, Raise Drug Prices.  Intercept  

Meet Virgil Griffith: America’s Newest Political Prisoner.  CounterPunch  

'Staggering' New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since 1970. ... "The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it."  CommonDreams  

Trump campaign runs misleading anti-impeachment Facebook ads. ... The ads claim Democrats are pushing "treason" as part of the impeachment push. ABC News

Why Have No Republicans Turned on Trump? TruthDig 

US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges. ... As the mysterious disappearance of Secret Service records and complete absence of evidence supporting its case came to light, the US government dropped its bogus charges against journalist Max Blumenthal.  Gray Zone  

Trudeau will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada's mega mine. ... Alberta’s oil sands produce one of the dirtiest oils on the planet. If the Teck mega mine is approved, the damage to our planet will be colossal.
Guardian

‘Sexy tricks’: How journalists demonize Venezuela’s socialist government, in their own words. ... Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself as a “mercenary,” explaining how he aims to please his employer’s funders.  Gray Zone

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DECEMBER 11, 2019
The supposedly contending groups who run American society, Democrats and Republicans and Whigs and Democrats and Federalists and anti-Federalists, they really are part of the same elite group -  Howard Zinn

Premature Democratic Socialists: Reasons for Hope and Change.  CounterPunch  

The Demonization of Jeremy Corbyn. CounterPunch

U.S. State Department Denies Netanyahu's Claim He Discussed Jordan Valley Annexation With Pompeo. ... Netanyahu said he and Pompeo had discussed proposals to annex the West Bank region, but U.S. diplomat says 'no plan was presented by Israel to the United States'
 Haaretz  

'Flat-Out Corruption': DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt. .. "Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They're scared."  
CommonDreams
 

CLICK BAIT

NATO Leaders Challenge Trump to Spell NATO 
> Go
 

Giuliani Claims He Has Evidence Linking Biden to Obama.  > Go  

Devin Nunes Accuses Witnesses of Misleading American People with Facts.  > Go  

Nancy Pelosi Buries Historic Labor Bill to Appease Centrists  TruthDig  

Sweden Provides Free Higher Education, Universal Healthcare, Free Daycare — Why Can’t the U.S.?.  DemocracyNow  

The Supreme Court Case That Made Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Possible — And Doomed Kamala Harris.  Intercept  

(2012) Politicians’ Private Profit from NHS Sell-Off.  
Craig Murray
 

The Government Has Taken At Least 1,100 Children From Their Parents Since Family Separations Officially Ended.  Intercept  

He Died in Jail From Dehydration. His Family Says a Leaked Video Shows it Was Murder.  TRN  

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DECEMBER 10, 2019
Democrat War Party:  On CNN Nancy Pelosi says that she knew George W Bush was lying to the public to start a war, but she did not feel this was an impeachable offense. (92% of Rep. and 30% Dems voted for the invasion of Iraq.  Maximum of 11% of the public worldwide were behind the war worldwide.)

The Great American Shakedown. ... The Democratic Party and its liberal supporters are perplexed. They presented hours of evidence of an impeachable offense, although they studiously avoided charging Trump with impeachable offenses also carried out by Democratic presidents,...  TruthDig  

We Must Overcome Our Atomization to Beat Back Neoliberal Fascism.  Intercept  

US and UK military-intelligence apparatus campaigns to destroy Jeremy Corbyn. ... Days before Britain’s historic election, the UK’s military-intelligence apparatus is turning to the corporate media and US government-funded NATO cut-outs to smear Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with evidence-free Russiagate allegations.  GrayZone  

ALEC

American Legislative Exchange Council.
SourceWatch
 

ALEC Is an Incubator for Efforts to Protect White Supremacy, Says New Report. TruthOut  

How ALEC & the Kochs Publicly Back Criminal Justice Reform & Privately Expand Mass Incarceration.  DemocracyNow

ALEC-Crafted Laws Could Send Me to Prison for a Decade for My Activism.  T TruthOut 

The Koch Bros., ALEC and the Power of the State.  CounterPunch  

Kochland review: how the Kochs bought America -- and trashed it. ... Christopher Leonard has produced a relentless accounting of the brothers grim which somehow concludes with sympathy.  Guardian  

‘It’s This Culture of Secrecy That’s Pervading the Courts’ ... CounterSpin interview with Melissa Goodman on the Patriot Act.  FAIR

The U-Turn That Made America Staggeringly Unequal.  CounterPunch  

Black Teenager Damain Martin Begged Police for Help as He Drowned. His Death Was Ruled an Accident.  
Intercept  

Trump Official Who Doesn't Want Poor People to Have Publicly-Funded Healthcare Wants Public to Pay for Stolen Ivanka Jewelry. ... New reporting by Politico reveals that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma filed a claim for over $40,000 for items stolen while she gave a speech bashing Medicare for All.  CommonDreams  

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APR, Augustin Plains, Socorro Electric, SECanchn SEC APR

APR WATER GRAB - SEC - LOCAL ENVIRO. & NEWS

December 12, 2019 -
SEC files lawsuit against Socorro  Chieftain  

December 5, 2019 -
Nestlé cannot claim bottled water is 'essential public service', court rules. ... Michigan’s second-highest court rules in favor of township in case that could damage company’s effort to privatize water.
 Guardian  Download story  

December 4, 2019 -
New Mexico Wild Newsletter   Download  

November 26, 2019 -
Latest APR v Blaine court filings (Notice of cross appeal)
Download    

July 31, 2019 -
Letter to Water and Natural Resources Committee. From: Max Yeh, Percha/Animas Watershed Association (PAWA) Re: Report and update on NMCC’s water rights litigation
Download

November 22, 2019 -
Holloman Air Force Base
in Alamogordo wants to expand its F-16 pilot training airspace across southwestern New Mexico. Meeting time and more information here

November 20, 2019 -
Court amends order in APR decision. Chieftain
Download (See November 13, 2019 below)

November 14, 2019 -
Trustees assert membership elected them to make rate decisions Chieftain

November 13, 2019 -
Order on State Engineer's Motion to Reconsider.
… It is hereby ordered that paragraph 5 of the August 23, 2019 final order be amended to state "The Augustin Plains Ranch's 2014/2016 Application to appropriate groundwater from San Agustin Basis is dismissed with prejudice" Download the document      (See Nov. 20, 2019 above)

November 13, 2019 -
Light Pollution Is Taking Away Our Night Skies. Here’s Why That Matters. ... Some cities and states are trying to protect our night sky “for the health and wellbeing for all living things.”  HuffPost  

November 8, 2019 -
New Mexico Postcard: The Call of the Sandhill Cranes.  CounterPunch  

November 8, 2019 -
San Carlos Apache Leader: Proposed Oak Flat Mine Is an Environmental Injustice. Phoenix New Times

November 8, 2019 -
October 23, 2019 APR v Blaine court filings:
- Request for hearing by Office of State Engineer
  Download

- The State Engineer's Notice of Completion of Briefing.
   Download  

-  State Engineer's Reply to Consolidated Reply to Responses to Motion to Reconsider.  Download

- Updated list of all court filings as of Nov 8, 2019
  Download

November 7, 2019 -
PRC says "no" to SEC's request. Chieftain


Monday the 11th, Veteran’s Day, there will be an event at CWB Gallery, in Magdalena at 2:00 in the afternoon.
Eric Shimamoto coming from Albuquerque will do a presentation. He did extensive research into the voting records of New Mexico Senate Democrats for the past several legislative sessions, and developed a shocking slide presentation about the way a block of Democrats in the Senate vote with the Republicans to stop progressive legislation.

Siah Correa Hemphill, a candidate for State Senate in District 28 also plans to meet with us. I heard her speak about her candidacy at a recent meeting of the Catron County Democratic Party and can attest to her positive, common sense plans for the future of our state.

October 4, 2019 -
More Water or More Wild: The Decades-Long Struggle over the Gila River’s Fate.  NM In Depth

November 5, 2029 -
Report on Forest Plan webinar:
Presentation slides  
How to write a letter to the editor  
Sample letters to Forest offices of
Cibola.docx    Carson.docx    Santa Fe.docx

November 2, 2019 -
Learn How to Comment on New Mexico's Forest Plans!
Please join us for a webinar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, that will provide you with background on the draft management plans for the Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests and guidance on how to effectively submit your comments to each forest.  Register Here 
Download Press Release

October 31, 2019 -
Village moves forward on water improvements.Chieftain

October 29, 2019 -
The fight to stop Nestlé from taking America's water to sell in plastic bottles. ... Creek beds are bone dry and once-gushing springs are reduced to trickles as fights play out around the nation over control of nation’s freshwater supply. Guardian  

October 25, 2019 -  
Fire and Logging Myths. CounterPunch  

October 24, 2019 -
October GreenFire Report from NMELC  

October 24, 2019 -   
USDA Forest Service Resumes Select Timber Management Activities
... Court approves stipulation modifying the injunction on certain activities in New Mexico and Arizona. Download press release

October 24, 2019 -
Spotted Owls and the National Christmas Tree ... the Forest Service has unilaterally restricted (firewood collection, etc) in an attempt to engender hostility between people who otherwise support environmental protection. It’s a cynical effort to divide people instead of being accountable to the law. CounterPunch  

October 22, 2019 -
Court Filings update as of October 22  Download 

October 22, 2019 -
Friends of the Bosque Fall Newsletter  

October 18, 2019 -  
Leadership Lacking for Wolf Protection  CounterPunch

October 17, 2019 -
Clock ticking on SEC appeal.  Chieftain  

October 14, 2019 - Southwest Seminars
Mother Earth Father Sky 2019 Lecture Series
Perspectives on Natural Science and Environment in the West - Expect lively, informed, and engaging speakers on: Archaeology - Art Geology - Natural History Biology- Cultural History Literature.
Mondays at 6pm - October 14 – December 16 *
Hotel Santa Fe, a Picuris Pueblo Enterprise
(and occasionally at Santa Fe Women’s Club)
$15 at the door, subscriptions available.
In honor of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center
* For schedule, see southwestseminars.org

October 12, 2019 -
Please join us in congratulating the Law Center's fearless founder and leader, Doug Meiklejohn, for being named a Santa Fe Living Treasure! Download Press Release - Download full press release here

October 10, 2019 -
County commission’s opposition to Western Spirit power lines.  Chieftain    Related:  Our low-income population will bear the burdens of this project. ... Martha Salas, Chair Socorro County Commission.  Chieftain  

October 9, 2019 -
 -  Catron County Board of County Commissioners'
    Response to State Engineer's Motion to Reconsider.
    Download  (5 pgs)  

 - The Community Protestants' Response to State
    Engineer's Motion to Reconsider.
 Download (12 pgs)

 -  Latest court filing list in APR v Blaine  Download  

October 4, 2019 -
SEC Co-op defies PRC ruling. Chieftain  

October 3, 2019 -
APR stands firm, case advances to Court of Appeals.
Chieftain     Related: Notice of Appeal mentioned in the artcicle:  Download

October 4, 2019 -
... the final Environmental Assessment for Military training in the Cibola National Forest has been published. Objections are accepted until October 14.
Download the Plan here  

In the Draft Decision Notice the Forest Service has determined that there will be no significant impact from the training, despite the fact that:
· 3 additional helicopter landing zones will be established (just as in the previous proposal)
· The number of helicopter sorties in the Madalena Ranger District will quadruple (keep in mind that currently there are 2,964 allowed sorties per day at one Helicopter Landing Zone, which include 8,892 day landings and 8,892 night landings).
· Helicopter flight paths go directly over residences
· Training areas have not been moved – and in fact still encompass private property
· Environmental impacts have not been adequately addressed.

September 26, 2019 -
From NM Environmental Law Center explaining the APR appeal:

“The Augustin Plains Ranch filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals. The Ranch is seeking to have the Court of Appeals rule that Judge Reynolds made the wrong decision. We do not know the specific grounds that the Ranch will argue, but the gist of the appeal will be that Judge Reynolds made one or more mistakes and the Court of Appeals should reverse his ruling.

“The motion filed by the State Engineer is separate from and not related to the appeal filed by the Ranch. The State Engineer is not asking that Judge Reynolds change his decision denying the Ranch's application. Rather, the State Engineer has asked Judge Reynolds to correct three mistakes that he made. The State Engineer has asserted that:

1) Judge Reynolds only had authority to dismiss the Ranch's appeal from the State Engineer ruling, and Judge Reynolds did not have authority to dismiss the Ranch's application;

2) Judge Reynolds did not have authority to dismiss the Ranch's application with prejudice because that means that the Ranch cannot ever file an application to appropriate water again; and

3) Judge Reynolds's order should have specified that it was limited to the application filed by the Ranch in 2014 and amended in 2016.” Download the above  

September 26, 2019 -
Grant County Passes Wild & Scenic Resolution!
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September 23, 2019 -
The APR has appealed. Now we wait for the Court of Appeals to move on the appeal.

State Engineers Motion to Reconsider - Download  

NOTICE OF APPEAL - Pursuant to Rules 12-201 and 12-202 NMRA and NMSA 1978 Section 72-7-3 (1923),
Applicant-Appellant Augustin Plains Ranch, LLC hereby appeals from the August 23, 2019 Final Order Granting Summary Judgment in Favor of the Community Protestants and the Catron County Board of County Commissioners and Dismissal With Prejudice, attached hereto as Exhibit A (“Order”). The Court’s July 24, 2019 Memorandum Decision on Motions for Summary Judgment, to which the Order refers, is attached hereto as Exhibit B Download

RECENTLY DISCOVERED
APR RELATED ARTICLES

September 23, 2019 - Decision Denying Water Permit. Abq Journal  Download

June 26, 2019 - Mined Water Isn't in Utilities Plan. - Letter to Albuquerque Journal re: article War on Water. From Chair of Albuquerque Water Authority  
 Download letter

July 27, 2019 - Judge rejects pipeline application.  Abq Journal  download  

June 19, 2019 - Battles continue over water. Abq. Journal.  Download     Related: NM Bureau of Geology APR Basin Map.   Download.jpg or PDF

Albuquerque Water Utility. The October 2018 Update to the Water Quality Protection Policy and Action Plan: Rivers and Aquifers Protection Plan. Download  

August 23, 2018 - City, feds make water deal to keep Rio Grande flowing through Abq.
NM Political Report    Download

December 29, 2008 - Corporate veil hides Schoodic landowners - Winter Harbor project  Download

July 8, 2010 - Water Problems Continue at Alamo Navajo Reservation.  Mountain Mail Download  

December 13, 2007 - Company wants to help N.M. fulfill water contract.  Download  

September 6, 2008 - Mysterious Water Firm's Water Plan Draws Protest. Download  

Israeli Financing Innovation Schemes for Europe - Fourth Meeting - Project Status and Preliminary Conclusions - Vittorio Modena - University of Pavia.  Download  

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September 20, 2019 -
Tri-State: wholesale rates unchanged - Chieftain

September 12, 2019 -
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 to deny the rate increase and adopt the Recommended Decision made by the Hearing Examiner.   
Download the PRC final ruling
 

September 12, 2019 -
Cibola forest plan meeting in Magdalena. ... An open house meeting to discuss the Draft Plan and draft of the Environmental Impact Statement will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2109 at Magdalena Schools' Fine Arts Center, from 5-7 pm  Chieftain Download   

September 12, 2019 -
BLM to host public meeting on Borderlands Wind Project. ...
The Bureau of Land Management will host a public meeting on Sept. 18 on the proposed Borderlands Wind Project. The meeting will start at 5pm , at the Quemado Elementary School, 3484 Highway 60.
Chieftain

September 10, 2019 -
Socorro City Reply to Socorro Electric Co-op August 2019 newsletter related to "The City of Socorro is proposing to create a municipal electric utility and to begin "siphoning off " Members of SEC."  
Download SEC newsletter  
Download Socorro City reply to SEC newsletter  

September 5, 2019 -
City: SEC wants a 'second bite at the apple' Chieftain

September 5, 2019 -
Socorro County needs economic development, lower electric rates. Letter to the editor Chieftain  

August 28, 2019 -
SEC says rate increase is just, reasonable.Chieftain
Download      Related: August 22, 2019 - SEC response to PRC Download  

August 28, 2019 -
Plains of San Agustin aquifer safe .. for now. Chieftain

August 28, 2019 -
New Mexico Law Gives Private Utilities Unchecked Power Over Shift to Renewables.  TruthOut  

August 23, 2019 -
Hearing Examiner: SEC rate increase should be denied.  Chieftain  

August 22, 2019 -
Lawsuit claims SEC responsible for Quebradas fire.
Chieftain  

August 22, 2019 -
Cibola forest plan meeting in Magdalena. ... An open house meeting to discuss the Draft Plan and draft of the Environmental Impact Statement will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2109 at Magdalena Schools' Fine Arts Center, from 5-7 pm  Chieftain Download   

August 23, 2019 -
Final order granting summary judgment in favor of the Community Protestants and the Catron County Board of County Commissioners and dismissal with prejudice. (heart of the matter):
"THE COURT FINDS THAT" ...

1 - The motions for summary judgment filed by the Community Protestants and Catron County are granted;

2 - All other motions for summary judgment are denied as moot; and

3 - APR's appeal from the State Engineer's August 1, 2018 Order denying the Augustin Plains Ranch's 2014/2016 Application to appropriate groundwater is dismissed with prejudice . Download document  
Related:
August 23, 2019 - Court case actions update D-728-CV-201800026.  Download  

Note: The APR has 30 days to appeal if they so desire.

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August 21m 2019 Update: Clarification - In response to the request of Judge Reynolds to write an order denying the Augustin Plains Ranch LLC’s application to mine water in the San Augustin basin, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center and the Catron County Board of County Commissioners submitted its order by the August 20 deadline. See pages 7-8 in the submission - Download Aug. 14, 2019 document  

August 14, 2019 -
Notice of submission of final order granting summary judgment in favor of The Community Protestants and the Catron County Board of County Commissioners and Dismissal with Prejudice.  
Download Aug. 14, 2019 document
 

August 14, 2019 -
Before the NM Public Regulation Commission
In the matter of the filing of advice notice number 69 by the Socorro Electric Cooperative Case No. 18-oo383-UT. ... Statement of the case:
On December 3, 2o18, Socorro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SEC) filed Advice Notice No.69 for a proposed rate increase…. Etc.   Download  

August 13, 2019 - Augustin Plains update
Confused about the legal maneuverings surrounding the APR case? Here is what our attorneys Doug Meiklejohn and Jaimie Park say:

1 Judge Reynolds issued a Memorandum Decision on Motions for Summary Judgment on July 24

2 Judge Reynolds requested that Community Protestants and Catron County submit a proposed final order by August 15

3 He requested that if any party disagrees with the proposed final order they must submit their own proposed order by August 20

The Judge can select an order or he can write his own. There is no deadline for the Judge

Once the Judge issues an order the APR will have 30 days to file an appeal to the Court of Appeals, if they choose to do so

It is still a bit up in the air when it comes to knowing for sure what will happen when, and no one is predicting what the Judge or what APR will do. After 12 years, we can wait a little while longer.

Note: A court order is an official proclamation by a judge that defines the legal relationships between the parties to a hearing, a trial, an appeal or other court proceedings. A final order concludes the court actions.
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Related:
July 25, 2019 -
From Douglas Meiklejohn -
Attorney - NM Environmental Law Center
Subject: Judge Reynolds's memorandum
Download the Memorandum  

Congratulations! Judge Reynolds ruled in our favor on the Augustin Plains Ranch application.

From pp 5-6 of the Judge's Memorandum, is the part you will find of greatest interest:
"By August 15, 2019, Counsel for the Community Protestants and Catron County shall jointly submit to the Court a proposed final order granting summary judgment and dismissing APR's latest application with prejudice. The people of New Mexico should not have their water tied up any longer with possibilities. If any party disagrees with the form of the order, they shall submit their own proposed order by August 20, 2019."  Download press release  

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August 8, 2019 -
Proposed rate structure is inequitable, regressive - Letter to the editor.  Chieftain    Download  

August 3, 2019 -
Email from Ray Martinez, Co. Commissioner, reguarding NM Census Download  

August 3, 2019 -
“Voices of the Gila” – local community members who love the Gila River and believe it should be protected for generations to come through Wild and Scenic designations. Voices  

August 1, 2019 -
Creative, flexible power supply partner welcomed.  
Reyes, Jr OpEd   Chieftain

August 1, 2019 -
There will be a regular meeting of the San Augustin Water Coalition board on Tuesday, August 13th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Datil Baptist Church hall. The public is welcome .

August 1, 2019 -
It's time for face to face with Tri-State  
Chieftain    Download

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