By Tracy Dingmann
Word comes from Santa Fe today that the New Mexico Environment Department has approved a 10-year permit for the Camino Real landfill in Sunland Park, N.M.
The decision by the Martinez Administration caps a decades-long struggle by the people of Sunland Park against the landfill, which takes in most of its trash from Mexico and the nearby Texas city of El Paso. People who live in the community say they don’t want the landfill in their midst and fear it has adversely affected their health. For more background on the landfill, go here.
Clearly New Mexico will have more information on the story, including comments from some of those involved, later today.
Here is a copy of the decision made today by Environment Secretary designee F. David Martin.