Dynamic Homes
ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Environment
BIA sues owner of troubled mobile home park


The Bureau of Indian Affairs made good on its promise to sue the owner of a troubled mobile home park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California.

The BIA wants owner Harvey Duro, a tribal council member, to clean up the Desert Mobile Home Park. If he doesn't, the agency wants the facility, which is home to over 4,000 people, to be shut down.

A recent inspection found overcrowded homes, unsafe drinking water, sewage leaking and electrical problems. But the park disputes the claims and Duro has accused the BIA of being biased against the Hispanic immigrants who live at the park.

The manager of the park also said most of the problems are caused by the residents.

Get the Story:
U.S. sues over squalor at desert trailer park (The Los Angeles Times 10/10
pwday

Relevant Links:
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians - http://www.torresmartinez.org

Related Stories:
Trailer parks on reservation riddled with problems (10/5)
BIA seeks closure of troubled mobile home park (09/18)
Owner of troubled mobile home park sues BIA (09/07)
Trailer parks on reservation being inspected (08/14)
BIA moving to shut down mobile home park (08/09)
BIA headed to court over mobile home park (8/7)
BIA admits liability for troubled mobile home park (8/3)
BIA threatens action against mobile home park (8/1)
Torres Martinez Reservation littered with dumps (6/4)
BIA threatens to close reservation trailer park (05/16)
Dump on Torres Martinez Reservation fined $46M (03/23)
EPA goes after dumps on Torres Martinez land (3/21)
Another fire burns at Torres Martinez dump (11/28)
Board allocates funds for Torres Martinez dump (11/16)
Torres Martinez Reservation dump on Superfund list (10/20)
Underground fire on Torres Martinez Reservation (09/14)
Judge closes dump on Torres Martinez Reservation (08/09)
Editorial: Little help for tribes with illegal dumps (12/19)
Illegal dumping a big problem on reservation (12/13)
Fire burns for a week on Torres Martinez Reservation (04/11)
California tribe to use EPA grant to monitor water (02/02)
Calif. tribe gives members bottled water (02/11)
Church ordered to remove tent from reservation (10/05)
Judge asked to shut down reservation dump site (7/24)
Feds seek to close reservation mobile home park (07/11)
Waste dump on reservation told to stop burning (05/08)