ROW Claim Against City in Santa Clara Pueblo Negotiation Dispute

Download complaint in United States v. City of Española, 16-cv-00391 (D. N.M.) here.

The DOJ is using its authority as trustee under the Indian Right-of-Way Act to sue the City of Española over expired easements for water and sewer systems.  Much of the City is on the Pueblo and both the City and the Pueblo rely on the infrastructure the City provides, but the grants expired in 1994 and 2002.  The federal government claims the City is trespassing and seeks monetary damages and ejection if the City cannot negotiate settlement.

About Sarah M Donnelly

Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.
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