Category: McKinley

CVNM Education Fund Hosts Native Voting Rights Forum in Gallup

On September 27,  Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund held a well-attended Voter Rights Forum in Gallup at the El Morro Events Center. The event featured guest speaker Laurie Weahkee Executive Director of the Native American Voters Alliance, the Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers and a short film “ The ACLU Freedom Files- Voting Rights.” The [read more…]

Want a Superfund site with your coffee?

By Liliana Castillo, CVNM Communications Director On a recent windy and bright Wednesday morning in New Mexico, I left my house in Santa Fe at 6 am and drove out to Church Rock near Gallup to hear firsthand from community members who live a stone’s throw from the largest release of radioactive material in U.S. [read more…]

Community meeting on efforts to address uranium pollution

You’re invited to join us Friday, March 23rd as we share updates on community efforts to address uranium pollution in McKinley County by pushing for a local uranium task force to assess the impacts of historic mine waste and threats of new mining. Panelists include: Larry King with Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining, Anna [read more…]

McKinley County Commission Meeting March 14

Join us on March 14th to tell the McKinley County Commission to do its job and protect our families and communities. Communities that have been living with pollution from uranium mines have asked the Commission to develop a local ordinance to put stronger protections in place to keep our family safe from mining pollution. Instead, [read more…]

McKinley Co Commission moves forward on ordinance!

Thank you for showing your support for McKinley County residents as they ask their leaders to adopt an ordinance to “pause” uranium mining to create space for community dialogue. Before Tuesday’s meeting, the Commissioners received a letter from Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, who voiced opposition to the moratorium. When his office commented publicly at the [read more…]

Require Community Health Studies in Grants Mineral Belt Uranium Legacy Waste Communities

The Grants Mineral Belt extends into McKinley, Cibola, Bernalillo, and Sandoval counties, including surrounding tribal communities. Since the 1940s, uranium extraction has occurred in the Grants Mineral Belt. The NM Mining and Minerals Division has identified 259 mining sites in NM that produced uranium, 137 of those with no record of any reclamation. There are [read more…]

Join CVNMEF for Earth Day Celebrations

Join us to honor Earth Day! Join the Juntos team – Vicente, Patricia, Yari, Victoria and Michael – at the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) meeting 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to show strong support for clean, renewable energy. The PRC will discuss whether or not to approve PNM’s coal and nuclear power replacement plan after the hearing [read more…]