Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

February Meeting Set in Minnow Suit.(New Mexico)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

AROUND NEW MEXICO

The parties in a suit over water management in the Middle Rio Grande Valley will enter their seventh month of court-ordered mediation when they next meet Feb. 5.

Several environmental groups sued federal water managers in 1999 to protect the habitat for the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow. Settlement talks among those parties, the city of Albuquerque and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District have been going on under a gag order. …

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