Attorney: Water decision correct
By John Larson, Staff Writer
El Defensor Chieftain
Aug 27, 2018

The State Engineer made the right decision in denying Augustin Plains Ranch a permit to pump water from the San Agustin Plains to municipalities and businesses in the Rio Grande Valley, an attorney representing residents opposed to the project said …
… New Mexico Environmental Law Center’s Douglas Meiklejohn, who is legal representation for some of the protestants, told the Chieftain he thought the matter was decided correctly. “We thought the state engineer made the right decision and disappointed the ranch is appealing,” Meiklejohn said. “We think the issue was decided correctly by the state hearing officer and that ought to be the end of it.”

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