State Land Commissioner Targets Texas Trespasser

NEW MEXICO’S LAND COMMISSIONER IS GOING AFTER A TEXAS COMPANY FOR TRESPASSING INTO LEA COUNTY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

COMMISSIONER AUBREY DUNN CONTACTED LAW ENFORCEMENT AFTER DISCOVEDRING THAT SALT CREEK MIDSTREAM, LLC ENGAGED IN PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ON TRUST LANDS IN LEA COUNTY WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE STATE LAND OFFICE. APPLICANTS FOR A RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT MUST FIRST FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE STATE LAND OFFICE…AND THAT APPLICATION MUST THEN BE SIGNED BY THE COMMISSIONER. SALT LAKE MIDSTREAM WAIVED ITS INITIAL ARRAIGNMENT IN LOVINGTON MAGISTRATE COURT…ENTERING A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY. THE COMPANY FACES DAILY FINES OF 500-DOLLARS PER DAY.