NM Cos. Pay $10M To End Sierra Club Coal Waste Suit

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT) -- New Mexico’s largest utility and other operators and owners of a coal mine and a power-generating station on Wednesday agreed to pay $10.2 million to settle the Sierra Club’s suit over the dumping of millions of tons of coal combustion waste that allegedly contaminated surface water and groundwater.

In a consent decree motion filed in New Mexico federal court, the Public Service Company of New Mexico and PNM Resources Inc., which operate the San Juan Generating Station, and the San Juan Coal Co. owned by BHP...
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