Location: South Valley of Albuquerque
Opposing Parties: Bernalillo County
Initiation Date: September 2015
Clients/Partners: SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) and individuals
Attorneys: Jon Block
NMELC is representing SWOP and two individuals in opposition to the the proposed highway expansion. Clients live in the San Jose community and would receive the greatest potential adverse impacts of the project. The project will run from the Sunport exit off I-25 west to the Bosque and Rio Grande.
As San Jose is an environmental justice community, it already bears an enormous burden due to industrial pollution from the areas adjacent to the community and within it which have polluting heavy industries and include two major superfund sites and a large closed landfill area. As the superfund sites and landfill areas will be affected by the proposed highway, there are also potential impacts due to exposure and interactions with hazardous materials.
9/21/2015 - NMELC filed comments on the revised Environmental Assessment [“EA”].
09/21/2015 - Filed Comments on Sunport REA