Southeast New Mexico has been targeted to become a Chernobyl wasteland! Our nation needs to constructively confront the radioactive waste our nuclear power plants are generating. We need a sound long-term disposal solution. There is not a need to ship waste to Southeast NM like Holtec is proposing, potentially getting stranded there forever.
Fighting the wall in court and on the ground
As President Trump has circumvented Congress and diverted funds from other budget items to build his border wall, Sierra Club activists and attorneys have continued to stand up for our borderlands and families to stop the wall.
In the news: Time to focus on clean energy solutions that work
Why investing in carbon capture is wrong for PNM and wrong for the environment.
Legislative Fact Sheets
The 2020 New Mexico Legislature ends on February 20. Although primarily a short, budget-focussed session, we have hopes of enacting significant environmental protection and mitigation laws. These one pagers go into greater detail on some of our top priority bills.
A Night in the Wild
A Night in the Wild is a burlesque show and fundraiser at Sidewinders Bar in Albuquerque on Sunday, February 9.
PRC approves 140 megawatts of wind for PNM
Approval of the Torrance County wind farm will allow PNM to meet its legal requirement to provide 20 percent of its electricity through renewable energy in 2020.
We’re in the news: New Mexico must apply clean energy law to the San Juan coal retirement
The question of whether the ETA applies to the San Juan plant has been a contentious battle between regulators, environmentalists, carbon capture advocates and local interests. Utility Dive Takes a look at the law, the rulings and the possible effect of carbon-capture technology.
We’re in the news: Supreme Court sides with governor in Energy Transition Act case
On January 29, the New Mexico Supreme Court sided with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, lawmakers and the state’s largest electric utility in a bench ruling that allows the company to apply a new energy law to recover investments it made in a coal-fired power plant.
Excursiones Report – January & February 2020
Three trip reports for January and February 2020 outings.
Director’s update: good news and concerns
Good news on Albuquerque Energy Conservation Codes for buildings, an update on the PRC hearings on replacement energy for coal at San Juan, and a concern regarding an ALEC-driven attempt to raise fees for Electric Vehicle owners.