Case Work: Air

Title VI Complaint over air quality in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County

LOCATION: Albuquerque and Bernalillo County
OPPOSING PARTIES: Albuquerque/Bernalillo County
INITIATION DATE: September 2014
STATUS:  Closed


The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have a track record of permitting air polluting facilities in low-income neighborhoods of color. NMELC and its clients are advocating for healthy air in the neighborhoods through local and federal action. One such effort is a federal civil rights complaint filed against the City and County; in 2016, the EPA agreed to investigate our allegations.

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07/25/2016 РEPA accepts Title VI Complaint  EPA Notice of Acceptance Title VI Complaint
09/15/2014 – NMELC files complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 before the US Environmental Protection Agency. Title VI Complaint, Exhibit I: Stationary Source Density 4/28/09 Map, Exhibit K: SV Partners Air Monitoring, and Exhibit M: Place Matters for Health in Bernalillo County