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Business as Unusual Pro Bono Virtual Legal Clinic

On January 27, 2021, the Modrall Sperling Law Firm is partnering with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce to conduct a Business as Unusual Pro Bono Virtual Legal…

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Modrall Sperling COVID-19 Task Force Updated January 15, 2021

*This article is authored by Roberta Cooper Ramo with Seth J. Barany, Alicia Ubeda Harvey, Nicole T. Russell, Haley B. Adams, Jamie L. Allen, and other Modrall Sperling attorneys.   Modrall Sperling strives to be a resource for our clients as they…

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Modrall Sperling Announces $10,000 Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship

The Scholarship To advance the goals of diversity and inclusion within the legal profession, Modrall Sperling has established the Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship.  The scholarship provides…

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Modrall Sperling Announces New Shareholders

Modrall Sperling is pleased to have two attorneys join the rank of Shareholder in 2021: Chris Killion’s practice focuses on oil, gas and mineral development, including issuing drilling,…

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New Mexico’s Public Lands Commissioner Announces Intention to End Easements to State Lands for Pumping Fresh Groundwater

Public Lands Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard on December 15, 2020 informed companies holding easements granting access for pumping fresh water from state trust lands managed by the New Mexico State Land Office (SLO) that SLO will not be renewing their easements, nor…

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Modrall Sperling COVID-19 Task Force

*This article is authored by Roberta Cooper Ramo with Alicia Ubeda Harvey, Nicole T. Russell, Haley B. Adams, Jamie L. Allen, and other Modrall Sperling attorneys. Modrall Sperling strives to be a resource for our clients as they strategize how to continue…

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New Mexico’s Conditional Certification of EPA’s Proposed Reissuance of the Multi Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity Raises Significant Concerns

Background In mid-2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to reissue the Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP) for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity (Permit NMR050000) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).  Section 401…

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New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission Adopts Rule Changes Concerning Produced Water

On September 3, 2020, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission adopted rules changes concerning produced water. See OCC Order No. R-21343-A (Sept. 3, 2020). Under the Produced Water Act, signed into law in 2019, the Commission and the Oil Conservation Division of…

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New Mexico Environment Department’s Surface Water Quality Bureau Begins Triennial Review Process

On November 2, 2020, the New Mexico Environment Department’s (“NMED”) Surface Water Quality Bureau (“SWQB”) issued its notice inviting public comment on NMED’s proposed amendments to the State’s standards for interstate and intrastate surface water quality, codified under 20.6.4 NMAC. NMED issued…

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New Mexico’s Proposed Methane Rules

Executive Order 2019-003 One month after she assumed office on January 1, 2019, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2019-003.  The executive order finds that methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and that the oil and gas industry is…

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