April 24, 2014

State Fights for Uranium Mine Contamination Clean-Up“ – Grant County Beat

New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Ryan Flynn and Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) Secretary David Martin have sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offering assistance to help the EPA and the Navajo Nation determine the full extent of environmental contamination at uranium mine sites and the best use of funds that resulted from a major settlement between the federal government and a former major uranium mine company that operated in New Mexico.  – 4/23/2014

More information:

Addressing Uranium Contamination on the Navajo Nation – Environmental Protection Agency

"New Mexico offers help with uranium mine cleanup“ – Santa Fe New Mexican, 4/24/2014


Comment Period Opens for Proposed Rule on the Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States’’ Under the Clean Water Act

On April 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States’’ Under the Clean Water Act; Proposed Rule. Publication in the Federal Register marks the beginning of a 90-day comment period that ends July 21, 2014. The proposed rule is generating discussion in the environmental and business communities, and may have implications for the Gila River

More information:

Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule“ – Santa Fe New Mexican, 4/4/14

Feds release proposed changes to Clean Water Act“ – Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/29/14

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade“ – Environment New Mexico, 3/25/14