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French Court Allows Auction of Sacred Hopi Artifacts to Proceed

A controversial auction of sacred Hopi artifacts went forward on April 12, 2013, after a Paris municipal court judge ruled that a Paris auction house could hold an action of tribal masks considered sacred by the Hopi and other tribes located in…

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Office of State Engineer Considering Changes to Its Water Hearing Regulations

    The State Engineer conducts a variety of administrative hearings as authorized by NMSA 72-2-16 and 72-2-18.  The hearings subject to these statutes include water rights protests, aggrieved water rights applications and compliance orders.  Hearings before the State Engineer’s Hearing Office…

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Water and Renewable Energy Generation in the Western United States: An Overview of Current Challenges and Opportunities

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Untruthfulness on Application Required Denial of Water Discharge Permit

    In August 2011, the New Mexico Court of Appeals clarified any ambiguity that may have existed in the New Mexico Environment Department’s ability to deny a discharge permit based on an individual’s misrepresentation in a permit application. In Summers v. N.M….

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New Mexico Section for the Open Government Guide

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