El Paso Electric’s Newman Gas Plant is a massive polluter of the air Southern New Mexicans breathe.
Now, El Paso Electric wants to build another 228-megawatt fracked-gas generator at the plant, just over the Texas border from Chaparral, a New Mexico colonia that already suffers dangerous levels of air pollution.
This gas expansion would make our air even more dangerous, set back our climate efforts and discourage clean-energy development in the region for decades.
The Public Regulation Commission’s hearing examiner has recommended rejection of EPE’s permit to build this gas generator, pointing out that El Paso Electric failed to consider the Energy Transition Act’s requirements that will require the plant to close by 2045 and because the expansion is unnecessary and expensive — and not in the public interest.
PRC commissioners are likely to vote on EPE’s permit on Wednesday. Please click here to urge your commissioners to reject EPE’s dirty gas plan!
With your help, we can stop this unnecessary fossil-fuel development and make way for clean, renewable energy in New Mexico and El Paso.
Southern New Mexico organizer
Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter
P.S.: read more about the issue here.