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New Mexico Coop Sued for Property Damages Resulting from Fire

Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative (JMEC) has been sued in New Mexico state court by three landowners as a result of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.  The fire, which burned over 150,000 acres of land and destroyed 63 homes, was sparked after a fallen tree k
September 19, 2012

Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative (JMEC) has been sued in New Mexico state court by three landowners as a result of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.  The fire, which burned over 150,000 acres of land and destroyed 63 homes, was sparked after a fallen tree knocked down a power line owned by JMEC.  The complaint alleges that JMEC was negligent and violated state law by failing to protect its power lines against the dangers of falling trees.  The Santa Fe New Mexican has the full story.

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