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 on two grounds: 1) 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.’ 2) The woman who is preparing the permit application for Honstein Oil is a current member of the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Board, the exact Board which will determine whether or not the permit is granted.

Latest News:

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

Case Files:

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