New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (`84) opened the fall Natural Resources Speaker Series at the University of New Mexico with a talk on, “The Role of the Attorney General in Protecting Natural Resources in New Mexico.”
King was in private practice and served in the New Mexico Legislature for 12 years before being elected attorney general in 2006. Prior to that, in 1998, he became the policy adviser to the assistant secretary for environmental management at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C. Within a year, he became the department’s director of the Office of Worker and Community Transition. While at the DOE, he developed and implemented a program fostering cooperation between federal, state, local and Native American governments to enhance cleanup activities.
The Sept. 12 lecture was sponsored by the Natural Resources Program at the UNM School of Law and the Environmental Law Society.
View a video recording of the lecture here.
September 24, 2012