New Mexico

STATE OF NEW MEXICO EXECUTIVE OFFICE SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

Proclamation

Whereas, Geology and other earth science are fundamental to the safety, health and welfare of New Mexicans and our economy; and

Whereas, the earth sciences are integral to finding, developing and conserving mineral, energy and water resources necessary for our state's continued prosperity; and

Whereas, the earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal; and

Whereas, geological factors of resources, hazards and the environment are vital to land management and land use decisions in our great state; and

Whereas, the earth sciences contribute critical pieces to our understanding, appreciation and respect of nature;

Now, Therefore, I, Gary E. Johnson, Governor of the State of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim the 8th through the 14th of October, 2000 as

EARTH SCIENCE WEEK

throughout the state of New Mexico.

Done at the Executive Office this 28th day of August, 2000.

Witness my hand and the great Seal of the State of New Mexico.
 

Gary E. Johnson
(signed)
Governor