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New Mexico Local Government Resolutions & Letters addressing nuclear weapons issues at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

City of Santa Fe resolution 2017-80 , Nov 8, 2017
-- Supporting restricting first use of nuclear weapons act of 2017 and in opposition to nuclear weapons agenda of current administration

County of Santa Fe resolution 2017-129, Nov 14, 2017
-- Requesting the New Mexico Environment Department strengthen the revised Los Alamos National Laboratory cleanup consent order to call for additional characterization of legacy nuclear wastes; requesting the Department of Energy to request increase cleanup funding from Congress, and significantly increase safety training

City of Santa Fe resolution 2017-76, Oct 25, 2017
-- Requesting that the New Mexico Environment Department strengthen the revised Los Alamos National Laboratory cleanup order to call for additional characterization of legacy nuclear wastes, increased cleanup funding, and significant additional safety training; and suspend any planned expanded plutonium pit production until safety issues are resolved

City of Santa Fe resolution 2013-111, Dec 13, 2011
-- Requesting consideration of alternatives to Los Alamos National Laboratory's proposed plan of leaving nuclear wastes buried in place at TA-54, Area G; urging instead full characterization & excavation of the wastes, off-site disposal of any high-level, transuranic, and mixed low level radioactive wastes

Taos Town Council resolution 11-03, passed unanimously Jan 25, 2011
-- In support of a new Environmental Impact Statement for the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration's proposed Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Santa Fe County Commission resolution 2010-221, passed unanimously Nov 30, 2010
-- In support of a new Environmental Impact Statement for Los Alamos National Laboratory's Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility Project

Peñasco Area Communities Association letter, Nov 16, 2010
-- Expressing great concern about possible environmental impacts, and the lack of analysis and public discussion of impacts, from the proposed "Nuclear Facility" at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Santa Fe City County Joint Resolution 2010-91, passed unanimously Nov 10, 2010
-- In support of a new Environmental Impact Statement for LANL's Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility

Jemez Pueblo, Governor Joshua Madalena, letter, Oct 4, 2010
-- Expressing concern about environmental impacts, and the lack of analysis and public discussion of those impacts, from the proposed Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Nuclear Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

City of Santa Fe resolution 2008-17, passed unanimously Feb 13, 2008
-- Objecting to proposed nuclear weapons complex "transformation" activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including expanded plutonium pit production

City of Santa Fe resolution 2006-104, passed unanimously Aug 28, 2006
-- Objecting to proposed nuclear weapons complex "transformation" activities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, including expanded plutonium pit production

Madrid Landowners Association, Madrid, NM, resolution, Mar 2006
-- Supporting compliance by the United States with the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons

City of Santa Fe resolution 2005-39, passed unanimously Apr 13, 2005
-- Supporting compliance by the United States with the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons

City of Santa Fe resolution 2003-64, passed unanimously, Aug 13, 2003
-- Objecting to the location of a Modern Pit Facility in Northern New Mexico

City of Santa Fe resolution 1994-49, Jul 13, 1994
-- Supporting an Environmental Impact Study and Analysis of Alternatives at Los Alamos National Laboratory


LASG Bulletin #104 (contains talking points you can use in the local government context)

-- In support of a new EIS for the proposed CMRR-NF at LANLin favor of the joint resolution with the City of Santa Fe requesting an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Los Alamos plutonium complex.

Sample letter that local government officials can use to request a new EIS

Sample letter that you can use to write to local government officials asking them to request a new EIS


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