Category Archives: Zoning and Land Use

New County Resolution against gravel?

By Dick Ulmer – On Thursday evening, January 12, Placitas showed the new slate of County Commissioners just how strongly we feel about the gravel mines that threaten our property values, our water resources and even the air we breathe. … Continue reading

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Heinrich, Udall Introduce Buffalo Tract Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2016) – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the Buffalo Tract Protection Act in response to deep concerns from local communities in southern Sandoval County about the negative impacts of a proposed … Continue reading

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Placitas West Oppose High Density Re-Zoning

By Chad Williams. The Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission will continue to hear arguments to allow urban size lots within Placitas West.  The request is for a 300% increase in density and against all measures within the Placitas Plan.  Remember, … Continue reading

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Buffalo Tract Protection Act

Senator Martin Heinrich plans to introduce the “Buffalo Tract Protection Act” into Congress this year. ES-CA sent a letter of support  HeinrichLtrReAct_Jul2016 for the proposed Bill BuffaloTractHeinrichBill_July2016. If you want to send your individual letter, you can email it to his aide … Continue reading

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LPT moves forward with Lawsuit

WE’RE IN!! (LPT STATUS UPDATE) By Dick Ulmer – On Tuesday, May 10, the Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association, Inc (ES-CA), represented by ES-CA Land Protection Trust (ESCA-LPT) Board Directors Richard Ulmer and Stephen Vaughan, were granted the right to intervene as … Continue reading

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The public understands its dependence on clean air and water- And Oil.

By Mike Neas – In New Mexico Statute 70-2-1, the legislature make it clear with emphasis that the prohibition of waste is the duty of the Oil Conservation Division, (OCD). It states; “The division is hereby empowered, and it is its … Continue reading

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WATER INSANITY, TRADING WATER FOR OIL

By Mike Neas – Individuals within the City of Rio Rancho and the Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Dept. seem to be on track to allow a fracking Oil and Gas well just outside of the City of Vision. This … Continue reading

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A Journey of 1,000 Miles

By Alan Friedman – A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – An oilfield of 1000 wells begins with a single well SandRidge’s projected well is sited on two acres of land owned by a subsidiary … Continue reading

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Intervention Hearing . . . To Be Continued!

By Dick Ulmer – Steve Vaughan and I attended the District Court hearing last Friday morning (Friday, November 13, 2015) in the Sandoval County Court House—the Honorable Judge Cindy Mercer, presiding. The lawyer representing Mt Adams (MT, the landowner, who … Continue reading

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FISHER SAND AND GRAVEL UPDATE

On behalf of the ES-CA Board, I met with Dave Olson, Managing Partner of the Fisher Sand and Gravel Company, on Wednesday, October 07, 2015, to discuss the recently started operations at the Fisher Sand and Gravel Mining operation, located … Continue reading

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