The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (Law Center) is a nonprofit, public interest law firm founded in 1987 that provides low-cost and free legal services to primarily low-income and minority clients on environmental matters throughout the state of New Mexico. The Law Center’s mission is to protect New Mexico’s natural environment and to achieve environmental justice for the state’s communities through legal representation, policy advocacy, and public education.
The Law Center will use their mini-grant to hire a Community Liaison for McKinley County, including Navajo Chapters within the County. This Community Liaison will contribute to the Law Center’s efforts to pass a uranium-mining moratorium ordinance in McKinley County and to urge the County to fund a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment of the effects of uranium mining and milling legacy waste on community members. Funding will cover the cost of travel-related expenses, outreach materials, and radio airtime. Learn more.