NM Greenhouse Gas Proceedings Put On Hold

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 6:52 PM EDT) -- A state court judge has granted a preliminary injunction that will, for the time being, prohibit the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board from moving forward with a rulemaking proceeding to adopt a statewide cap on greenhouse gas emissions.

In a decision issued Tuesday, Judge William G.W. Shoobridge of the Fifth Judicial District Court in Lea County, N.M., found there was a substantial likelihood the plaintiffs — a coalition of lawmakers, oil and gas producers, pipeline companies, refineries, a public utility company, and a nonprofit organization of...
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