Announcement About LANL Petition

Editor’s Note: In the February 2, 2020 La Jicarita post I included a template of the petition to Senators Tom Udall & Martin Heinrich & Representative Ben Ray Lujan initiated by Suzie Schwartz of Taos asking them to demand that the Department of Energy (DOE) conduct a Programmatic Environmental Impact State followed by a NEW Site-Wide Environmental Impact Study (SWEIS) for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) before any expanded plutonium pit production and associated infrastructure projects begin. In this post I’m including an address where you can send signed petitions, as well as the phone numbers and email addresses of the congressional delegation and the governor. A press conference and delivery of signatures is tentatively scheduled for March 10 in Santa Fe. La Jicarita will post the time and place when it is finalized. For more information, call Suzie Schwarz at: 575 770 2629.

Send signed petitions to:
Suzie Schwartz
9 Eototo Rd.
El Prado, NM 87529

Petitions are also available at Taos Market, World Cup, and Manzanita Market.

Senator Martin Heinrich
202 224 5521
505 346 6601

Senator Tom Udall
202 224 6621
505 346 6791

Representative Ben Ray Lujan
202 225 6190
505 984 8950

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
505 476 2200


  1. Thank you Kay,

    The date of press conference and petition delivery is confirmed with Joni for Mar 10. Location and time to be decided ..

    We are in Offenbach now.

    Recovering from jetlag.

    Sandy’s 1st test is tomorrow.

    Best, Suzie

  2. Thanks, Kay for publishing the announcement.

    With regard to a press conference on March 10th, where do you think the best place for it? Suzie suggested the Roundhouse, but with the legislature not in sessions, we may not get press.

    In the alternative, in front of the federal P.O. in Santa Fe where Udall’s office is? In front of Heinrich’s office, on Marcy (where Bingaman’s office was)? The SF New Mexican and the SF Reporter could walk to those locations. What do you think?

    Suzie – glad you arrived. Best wishes for Sandy’s test. Best, Joni

    • Let me think about the location and get back to you. Would you take a look at the previous comment by corndogcatman and answer his question about the what Senate and House committees should be contacted about the NEPA requirements.

  3. What congressional committees (Senate, House) will have purview over things nuclear-weapons-related? I’m thinking of getting friends who live in other states to petition their congressional delegations as well, and it will help to know what committees to focus on.

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