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NPT Biz: Camino Real landfill’s end run?

An e-mail making the rounds among environmental activists keeping tabs on the Camino Real landfill and the New Mexico Legislature:

HB 824 has passed the House late on Saturday night. This Bill put forward by Heaton (D55) of Carlsbad allows for, amongst other things, a private landfills to apply for a 20 year permit. It was crafted by Waste Connections Inc., and is being heavily lobbied by industry.

Ron Curry Of NMED has stated “The reason they (Waste Connections) are pushing this bill is to make sure the public is disenfranchised, permanently.”

This bill can either go the the industry friendly Senate Conservation Committee as soon as Tuesday or the the Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as tomorrow.

Please CALL or email Senator Cyntia Nava at 505-986-4541 and email
It is also imperative to call Governor Richardson and voice your opposition!

As background, Waste Connections Inc. owns the Camino Real landfill, which received a one-year operating permit when it applied for a 10-year permit renewal. In December, the company received approval from New Mexico courts to stay open while it appealed the decision not to grant it the 10-year renewal. [link]

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 17, 2009 at 10:17 am

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