New Mexico Environmental Law Center

The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) was founded in 1987 by attorney Douglas Meiklejohn.  Since that time, its attorneys have represented clients on nearly 300 cases throughout New Mexico, primarily working with residents of low-income communities and communities of color.  We have expertise in solid waste, hard-rock mining, uranium mining, air quality, urban sprawl, water quality and quantity, dairies, oil and gas extraction, and climate change.  The Law Center’s goal in each case is to achieve the environmental protection objectives of its clients.

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