The Line: Little Transparency At The Spaceport

1206 Line Spaceport Suit

August 10, 2018 – Journalist Heath Haussamen filed a lawsuit this week seeking documents from the N.M. Spaceport Authority. Haussamen wrote a series of stories on the Spaceport last year. Spaceport officials have claimed that releasing records, such as lease agreements, would mean divulging trade secrets. But the Attorney General’s office found in July that the organization is violating the state Inspection of Public Records Act.

Further reading:

NMPolitics.net sues for release of Spaceport America records

Spaceport violated open government law, AG’s office says

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the lack of transparency at the Spaceport and why it matters for New Mexicans.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student
Diane Snyder, former state senator

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