NM Energy Cos. Sued Over Coal Waste Pollution

Law360, New York (April 9, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club has launched an environmental citizen suit accusing the owners and operators of a New Mexico coal mine and generating station — including San Juan Coal Co. and PNM Resources Inc. — of contaminating the surrounding surface water and groundwater with deposits of coal combustion waste.

The environmental group claims that coal mine operators SJCC and its parent company BHP Billiton Ltd., along with generating station operators Public Service Company of New Mexico and PNM, have harmed the public and the environment by causing...
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