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Environmental Policy Act,, 1970-1971

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 28

Scope and Content

From the Collection: The collection illuminates the New Mexico Conservation Coordinating Council's volunteer efforts and activities pertaining to environmental conservation and preservation. The collection is divided into 2 series.

The ADMINISTRATIVE SERIES is made up of organizational records of the NMCCC, including correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, budgetary and funding documentation, and news releases.

The ENVIRONMENT SERIES contains material about environmental issues from other chartered organizations and/or government programs. The NMCCC either acted directly on these issues or distributed the information among its membership to keep them up to date and informed about environmental concerns. This series is divided into 5 sub-series.

Information includes informative reports and correspondence concerning environmental issues sent to the NMCCC from other environmentally active organizations. These organizations include Council on Environmental Quality, Environmental Improvement Agency, Rocky Mountain Center on the Environment, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.

Energy concentrates on power generating systems such as natural gas extraction, mining oil shale, coal, electricity, and alternate sources of energy such as nuclear and geothermal. Specific projects in this sub-series include the Public Service Company of New Mexico's San Juan-Ojo Power Line Project in the Four Corners area and Tucson Gas and Electric Company's San Juan Transmission Project.

Pollution concerns the problems generated by certain energy sources and population growth having a direct effect on air and water quality.

Land use deals with urban growth in Albuquerque and other cities in New Mexico, including traffic problems, highway projects (Ellis Loop Road), uncontrolled real estate projects, open land and public land infringements, and transfers of land from federal and state agencies back to the pueblos, reservations, and land grant systems. This sub-series also contains information concerning the creation and/or management of wilderness areas and water resources.

Wildlife contains information on wildlife conservation groups, predator control, use of insecticides and its affects on the eco-system, endangered species, hunting and fishing.


  • 1970-1971

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 3 boxes (3 cu. ft.), plus 1 oversize folder

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131