Recommendation For Sec. of the NM Environment Department to Deny Waste-water Disposal Permit

Recommendation from NM Environmental Department

As a result of Front Range Equine Rescue’s continuous efforts to stop horse slaughter, a neutral hearing officer just recommended that the Secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department deny Valley Meat’s application for a waste-water discharge permit. Based on evidence assembled and arguments made in Front Range’s post-hearing brief, the hearing officer found that Valley Meat displayed a history of “willful disregard” for New Mexico’s environmental laws. We are pleased with this recommendation; however, it is not a final decision.