MEDIA ALERT: Risky Changes to NM Public Health & Environment On-Tap at 11/14 State Water Commission Hearing

Residents & environmental, community advocates bring real-world facts of industrial dairy contamination & local health impacts to Santa Fe; oppose new WQCC pro-pollution water rule proposals

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WHAT:    A public meeting by the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) to consider amendments to the state’s ground and surface water rules — including some measures that will weaken protections & heightened risks for residents impacted by industrial dairy operations and other polluting industries. Resident testimony & media interviews available.

WHEN:     Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. MT

WHERE:   Room 317, State Capitol Building | 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

WHO:

—  Impacted residents of New Mexico’s “Dairy Row”

—  Members of the Citizen Dairy Coalition, the community group Rio Valle Concerned Citizens, and the organizations Amigos Bravos & Gila Resources Information Project

—  Representatives of the national nonprofits Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter

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General information:

  • Click here for draft meeting agenda

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Media contacts:

Dan Lorimier, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter | 575-740-2927| daniel.lorimier@sierraclub.org

Danielle Diamond, SRAP | 815.403.0278 | danielled@sraproject.org