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NM State Land Office Hosts SunZia Meeting Tonight (March 11th)!

posted Mar 11, 2015, 2:34 PM by Michael A. Hawkes
5:30 pm at the City of Socorro Convention Center (Old National Guard Armory). Please see the press release below for more information:

Santa Fe, NM (Jan. 28, 2015) – Today, State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn issued a 60-day Right-of-Entry suspension to SunZia, following a meeting with company representatives at the State Land Office in Santa Fe. 

The suspension will allow the Commissioner Dunn 60 days to review the SunZia transmission line project prior to any further development within areas impacting state trust lands.

“Eighty-nine miles—nearly 30 percent—of the proposed transmission line will cross state trust land. The suspension will allow our office time to ensure all necessary agreements are in place to protect state trust land and ensure state beneficiaries are receiving fair consideration by SunZia,” Dunn said. “The fact that the State Land Office and its representatives were not invited to Saturday’s announcement by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in Albuquerque is one example that the State Land Office and state trust land beneficiaries have not yet had a voice.”