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Copper Rules: Better Managed Environment and a Better Economy
New Mexico’s Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) adopted the Copper Rules recommended by the New Mexico Environment Department. The new rules are officially in effect. The new rules represent an important step forward and much-needed improvement over the previous ad-hoc, inconsistent permitting process to determine the necessary measures to protect ground water quality.
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Copper Rule Affirmed by New Mexico Supreme Court
“The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the state Water Quality Control Commission’s adoption of regulations governing groundwater contamination at open pit copper mines.
The Court ruled unanimously that the regulations, known as the “Copper Rule,” were valid under the state’s Water Quality Act (WQA). The commission adopted the regulations in 2013.”
– Administrative Office of the Courts
Link: News Release