New Mexico High Court Denies Mandamus Petition Against Proposed Pipeline Project
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT) -- SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Supreme Court in late October 2014 denied a petition to order the state engineer to stop considering a water rights application of the Augustin Plains Ranch LLC water pipeline project (Ray C. Pittman, et al. v. Scott A. Verhines, et al., No. 34,905, N.M. Sup.).
On Sept. 22, New Mexico ranchers Ray C. and Carol W. Pittman filed a petition for a writ of mandamus with the Supreme Court against State Engineer Scott A. Verhines and Augustine Plains....