I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Dairy industry helped write Martinez’s executive order
According to court documents, representatives from the dairy industry in New Mexico helped Susana Martinez with language in an executive order to halt pending and proposed regulations. The State Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Martinez could not halt the publication of a rule relating to the dairy industry or a rule related to capping greenhouse gas emissions.
The dairy rule in question would require dairy owners install synthetic barriers to stop groundwater contamination from cow waste.
The court documents show that lawyers for the Dairy Group helped “draft some language” for the executive order.
Our attorneys (for the Dairy Group) Dal Moellenberg and TJ Trujillo of Gallagher & Kennedy drafted some language for the ex. order. We all assumed the environmentalist groups would sue and obviously they have.
The full documents are available that KUNM Government Blog.