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New Mexico Mining Commission Hearing on Permit Fees

After initially floating a proposal to increase fees under the New Mexico Mining Act’s reclamation permitting regime, the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division (“MMD”) decided to extend current fees beyond the date set for the sunsetting of its fee structure to allow additional…


Shareholder Marjorie A. Rogers Elected as Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Marjorie A. Rogers, a shareholder in the law firm of Modrall Sperling, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Ms….


16 named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers of America

Sixteen Modrall Sperling lawyers have been named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Lawyers of the Year in Albuquerque in 17 individual categories. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. The lawyers…

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New Mexico Oil & Gas Association Proposes Fracking Rule, and “Pit Rule” Amendment

The New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission is considering three important changes to its rules. On November 15, 2011, the Commission adopted a new disclosure rule proposed by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association which requires operators using hydraulic fracturing when completing a well to file…


Integrated Resource Plans In The Works

New Mexico’s electric utilities must file Integrated Resource Plans (“IRPs”) every three years to identify the most cost effective resource portfolio to supply energy needs of their customers over a twenty-year period, taking into account numerous factors and public input. PNM’s IRP…


Roberta Ramo Elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences

Roberta Ramo has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, adding her name to a prestigious list of members that includes George Washington, Albert Einstein, Georgia O’Keeffe…