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Begay v. Public Serv. Comm'n

ELR Citation: 3 ELR 20231
Nos. No. 1018, (N.M. Dist. Ct., 09/29/1972)

The Public Service Commission's approval of a transmission line location is not sufficiently important to warrant an environmental impact statement under the New Mexico Environmental Protection Act. The Act, however, does require a determination by the Commission that the location is justified in light of important environmental values.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Joseph J. Brecher
Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302

Richard Collins
Navaho Legal Services
Window Rock, AZ 86515

Counsel for Defendants
John D. Robb, Jr.
William C. Schaab
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb
P.O. Box 1888
Albuquerque, NM 87103

James L. Parmelee, Jr.
New Mexico Public Service Commission
Santa Fe, NM 87501