New Mexico Could Incorporate Environmental Justice in Landfill Rules

Date: June 23, 2005

Source: News Room

The state of New Mexico is reassessing its landfill regulations, and for the first time the state is considering environmental justice measures. The new rules would require landfill operators to prepare a community impact report, in both English and Spanish, whenever they seek to build a new landfill or expand an existing facility. In addition, the proposed rules would waive most permit requirements for recycling and composting centers, since the state is seeking to promote the development of those.
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