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Lindsay Lovejoy's long standing commitment to fighting for New Mexico's beautiful environment continues today.


After graduating from Yale Law in 1969, Lindsay Lovejoy became a Federal law clerk in the Eastern District of Virginia. At that time, much of the litigation was concerning the desegregation of the public schools of the City of Richmond.

From 1971 to 1978, Mr. Lovejoy was an associate attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York. This period included participation in securities and antitrust litigation, including several matters in the United States Supreme Court.

From 1978 to 1981, Lindsay Lovejoy was a named partner at Bingaman Davenport & Lovejoy. This newly-formed firm undertook representation of several firms that had contract and antitrust disputes with General Atomic Co. These disputes were all successfully settled.

From 1981 to 1990, he was a partner at Stephenson, Carpenter, Crout & Olmsted. This Santa Fe law firm represented clients in natural
resource industries, including United Nuclear Corporation. His experience included Supreme Court litigation, a Mine Safety and Health
Administration hearing, and extended representation of Texas Utilities, Inc., in litigation concerning coal contracts in the U.S. District Court in Santa Fe.

In 1991, Mr. Lovejoy was named Assistant Attorney General. Here, Lindsay undertook representation of the state of New Mexico in connection with regulation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. His efforts resulted in heightened protection of residents from exposure to nuclear waste, increased levels of accountability, and greater funding for New Mexico as the host state. Ultimately, Mr. Lovejoy was able to prevent the
Department of Energy from abusing the State.

Furthermore, as Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Lovejoy represented the State in connection with proposed storage of spent nuclear fuel on the Mescalero Apache reservation. He also represented the Office of Natural Resources Trustee in seeking monetary compensation for damages to natural resource, caused by releases of hazardous waste.

This long standing commitment to fighting for New Mexico's beautiful environment continues today. Lindsay Lovejoy has represented citizen groups in Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing proceedings involving a uranium enrichment plant proposed to be built by a European partnership.

There has also been work for the Attorney General’s Office and for two citizen groups involving proposed modifications to the WIPP Hazardous Waste Act permit.