NMELC, Current Cases.

Chaparral Landfill

Location: Chaparral, Otero and Doña Ana Counties

Opposing Parties: Waste Connections

Initiation Date: June 2007

Status: On-going

Clients/Partners: Colonias Development Council

Attorneys: Douglas Meiklejohn


Mexican-American community working to prevent the siting of another landfill in their town.

NM Supreme Court decision (7/05) can be found here.

Latest News:

NM Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that NMED must evaluate public input during permitting process; public hearing reopened in 2007.