This has been an ongoing battle on the West Coast; because of slavish obedience to large corporations, to federally funded weapons and the incumbent attached mentality, NM has been silent far too long! There are 8 West Coast cities with similar lawsuits; that is just to clean up the mess, nothing punitive or exemplary. Please see my prior OpEdNews article:
Portland Oregon: City #8 to sue Monsanto over Polychlorinated Biphenyls Cleanup Costs (Like 1990's Tobacco Suits)
Balderas: “Giant out-of-state corporations cannot flood New Mexico with toxic chemicals which they knew would poison our land and waters. I will hold them accountable for damage they’ve done to the beautiful natural wonders that our children should be able to enjoy for generations to come. They have lied for decades, and now the truth must come to light.'