Filed by Valley Meat’s attorney (notice of withdrawal for water permit; they are no longer going to try operating as a horse slaughter plant):
STATE OF NEW MEXICO BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF ENVIRONMENT IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF VALLEY MEAT COMPANY FOR GROUND WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT RENEWAL, DP-236 No. GWB 13-05 (P)
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATION
Valley Meat Company, LLC, by and through its undersigned attorney, hereby respectfully withdraws its application GWB 13-05(P) and gives notice of the same. Valley Meat Company must withdraw its application due to the inability of the New Mexico Environment Department’s hearing officer to recognize that New Mexico Statutes and Code only recognize livestock and do not differentiate by species.
Further the Hearing Officer’s report recommends that the Secretary of the Environment violate a previous order from a SWB case. Such failings and the misuse of the hearing officer’s report by the Attorney General in a district court proceeding coupled with the arbitrary delay of almost 7 months by the Secretary in not making a decision has contributed to the destruction of Valley’s lawful business.
Those contributions coupled with predatory litigation designed to interfere and destroy Valley’s lawful business brought by the New Mexico Attorney General, HSUS, FRER and others has led to insolvency requiring that Valley Meat Company, LLC withdraw this application and any plans for operating a livestock processing facility at this location at this time.