The Utton Transboundary Resources Center addresses natural resources and environmental problems, in conjunction with the law school's faculty and students.
Spring 2013 Dialogue newsletter available at Resource Links.
Dialogue is published by the New Mexico Water Dialogue, with the aim to promote the wise stewardship and ensure the availability of water resources for future generations of New Mexicans through support of community-based planning and creation of inclusive forums for education, communication, and development of common ground.
NREEL Newsletter link available at Resource Links.
The State Bar of New Mexico Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section ("NREEL") is an organization of lawyers who practice in or are interested in law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment. Our purpose is to provide our members, the State Bar and the public with information and dialogue concerning issues affecting natural resources, energy and the environment. We also seek to provide practicing lawyers with an opportunity to share ideas, legal research and networking with the goal of providing the highest possible quality of legal services to New Mexicans in the areas of natural resources, energy and environment. Membership in SONREEL is open to any lawyer who is interested in these issues. The NREEL newsletter covers a wide range of Natural Resource and Environmental issues from fresh aquifer prospecting to wildfires impact on endangered species.
Josh Mann, Esq. of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Presentation
On Monday April 8, 2013, Josh Mann, of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and UNM School of Law alumnus, presented a session entitled “The Middle Rio Grande ESA Consultation Overview.”
The talk covered the next steps in the MRG Endangered Species Act consultation and related water management planning.
Utton Center analyzes Texas v. New Mexico
On January 8, 2013, Texas sued New Mexico and Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court, alleging violations of the 1938 Rio Grande Compact. The Supreme Court case number is 22O141 ORG and the docket may be accessed at U.S. Supreme Court Docket. Documents filed in the case are found at the Utton Center’s New Mexico’s Lower Rio Grande page or Supreme Court of the United States blog – SCOTUS blog.
Darcy Bushnell of the Utton Center has prepared a report on the litigation entitled Texas v New Mexico and Colorado.
[This link should be live to the attached PDF article.]
The Utton Center's Laura Paskus has prepared a report on the litigation entitled "Compact Complications: Water Wars between Texas and New Mexico Are Nothing New, but the Times Are Changing."