Location: Mora County
Opposing Parties: Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico, and three local landowners
Initiation Date: Nov. 2013
Clients/Partners: Mora County Board of Commissioners
Attorneys: Eric Jantz
Defend Mora County against legal challenges to the Mora County Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Law, the first county level ordinance to ban all oil and gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing. The ban was adopted on April 29, 2013.
4/14/2015 - District court dismisses case without prejudice.
12/15/2014 - NMELC files memo in opposition to motion for summary judgement
12/03/2013 - NMELC files Answer Brief for clients.
11/2013 - Suit filed against Mora County Commissioners’ adoption of fracking ban.
4/14/2015 - Order dismissing the case
12/14/2014 - Memo Opposing Summary Judgement
12/03/2013 - Answer Brief