NMELC, Current Cases.

Honstein Fuel Depot

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Opposing Parties:

Initiation Date:

Status: On-going

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.’

Latest News:

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.

Case Files:

03/03/2017 - Petitioners’ Closing Arguments, Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

06/08/2015 - Response to EHD’s Motion and Brief for Summary Disposition

04/08/2015 - Notice of Intent to Present Technical Testimony

08/12/2014 - Petition for hearing on Permit

03/12/2014 - Albq-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board Meeting Transcript, Page 65 - Parker quote