Author Archive: Mona Blaber

Sierra Club statement on PNM early coal exit

Photo of PNM's San Juan Coal Fired Generator Plant for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter website

For immediate release: April 21, 2017 In response to PNM’s proposal to eliminate coal from its energy portfolio by 2031, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman released the following statement: “PNM’s announcement that early retirement of San Juan… Read more >

Legislative update as New Mexico session nears end

Here’s your update on New Mexico environmental legislation for Friday, March 17 (the 2017 session ends Saturday): SB81, Sen. Mimi Stewart’s bill to thwart wildlife trafficking, passed the House late last night and now goes to the governor’s desk. Thanks… Read more >

PNM: San Juan coal plant uneconomical after 2022

Photo of PNM's San Juan Coal Fired Generator Plant for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter website

For immediate release: Thursday, March 16, 2017 Contact: Camilla Feibelman, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter director, 505-715-8388, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org On Thursday, Public Service Company of New Mexico announced that an analysis of San Juan Generating Station in Waterflow, N.M., found that… Read more >

PNM’s “solar red tape” bill

photo of rooftop photovoltaics

There’s lots of conflicting information floating around about SB210 and HB199, PNM has been lobbying your legislators for more than a year for a bill that imposes a long list of requirements on solar installers. While PNM is peddling Senate Bill… Read more >

Contact information for key House and Senate committees

Phone numbers for key House and Senate committees hearing pro- and anti-environment bills soon: OPPOSE: Public-lands seizure, SB182, “Early Childhood Land Grant Act.” Hearing 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 311 at the Roundhouse Senate Education Committee Senator William P. Soules,… Read more >

2017 New Mexico Legislature: Feb. 7 update

The 2017 New Mexico legislative session is in full swing. Below is a primer on some priority environmental legislation. Please click here if you’d like legislative updates and action alerts during the session. Sen. Peter Wirth’s SB215, which makes it much easier… Read more >

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