New Mexico rancher loses legal fight over his own land


A New Mexico rancher who sued to stop a solar energy company from crossing his private land to service solar farms on other land, lost his fight as the state Supreme Court ruled against him.

The justices, in a unanimous opinion, ended the fight brought by the McFarland Land & Cattle Company near Tucumcari reported the Los Alamos Daily Post. The court ruled the public may use the rancher’s private property on a road under a “prescriptive easement” established by decades of uninterrupted travel on the roadway.

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