Contact: Camilla Feibelman 505-715-8388
For immediate release: Jan. 29, 2020
On Wednesday, the New Mexico Supreme Court made a quick and unambiguous ruling that the Public Regulation Commission must apply the law of the land — last year’s landmark Energy Transition Act — to PNM’s case to retire San Juan coal plant.
Statement from Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman:
“Our members and supporters have worked hard to ensure a speedy transition to renewable energy in response to the climate crisis and a just transition for workers and communities as the coal economy collapses. The Energy Transition Act represents an innovative path forward supported overwhelmingly by the public, the Legislature, the governor, the Navajo Nation and now the Supreme Court.
“The Energy Transition Act requires 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045, and it will save customers millions of dollars. Under the ETA, workers and Four Corners communities get millions in transition funding and we get much higher renewable standards, all for the same savings to customers as non-ETA alternatives.”
Statement from Wendy Atcitty of Diné Citizens Against Ruining the Environment (Diné CARE):
“A just decision on the ETA was made today on the floor of the NM Supreme Court. It applies real economic opportunity to the impacted communities and workers of San Juan Generating Station.”