Location: Albuquerque, NM
Clients/Partners: SouthWest Organizing Project
Attorneys: Eric Jantz
Our clients in this case are challenging the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Joint Air Quality Control Board’s method of permitting a 6,000 gallon gasoline storage tank that is located near homes in the San Jose neighborhood. The San Jose neighborhood of the South Valley of Albuquerque is recognized by the US EPA as an “Environmental Justice community”. We are challenging the current permitting process because decision-makers have failed to assess actual, cumulative pollution impacts upon the residents of San Jose neighborhood, and failed to uphold their mandate under the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act to ‘prevent or abate air pollution.’
04/12/2017 - Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Board unanimously voted to deny our clients’ appeal. Read press release.
04/05/2017 - NMELC files Objections to the Hearing Officer’s Report, Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
03/03/2017 - NMELC files closing arguments.
01/11/2017 - Hearing begins on appeal of Permit No. 3131.
06/22/2015 - Oral arguments to be heard Tuesday, June 30th in Albuquerque before the Albuquerque Air Quality Control Board.
06/08/2015 - NMELC files Response in Opposition to Motion to Vacate and Brief for Summary Disposition
04/29/2015 - Albuquerque Environmental Health Department Air Quality Program files Motion to Vacate and Brief for Summary Disposition.
04/08/2015 - NMELC files Notice of Intent to Present Technical Testimony.
08/12/2014 - NMELC files petition for appeal.
04/08/2015 - Notice of Intent to Present Technical Testimony
08/12/2014 - Petition for hearing on Permit