Location: Chaparral, Otero and Doña Ana Counties
Opposing Parties: Waste Connections
Initiation Date: June 2007
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 ruled in 2005 that NMED must evaluate public input during permitting process; public hearing reopened in 2007.