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District Court Denies Augustin Plains Ranch Application – Again!

In a brief Memorandum, 7thJudicial District Court Judge Matthew Reynolds granted the Motions for Summary Judgment filed by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center for approximately 80 residents of the San Agustin Plains and by the Catron County Board of County Commissioners. Judge Reynolds’ ruling was based on his finding that he had already decided the issues presented by this Augustin Plains Ranch application when he denied the application filed by the Ranch in 2007 and 2008. In making his decision, the Judge said “[t]he people of New Mexico should not have their water tied up any longer.”

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