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