Fri, 20 November 2015
11/20/2015 - New Mexico Environmental Law Center plans to sue Kirtland Air Force Base over jet fuel spill contaminating Albuquerque water
There’s been a plume of jet fuel soaking into the Albuquerque landscape beneath Kirtland Air Force base for the better part of 20 years. More recently Kirtland and the US Government have said they were taking steps to clean it up. But according to a new intent to sue, those steps are going far too slowly. Douglas Meiklejohn is the Executive Director for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center and the attorney representing several parties against the US Air Force, US Secretary of Defense the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the New Mexico Attorney General. MeikleJohn spoke to KSFR about the lawsuit and the history of the spill itself.