Looking ahead to the legislative session

Looking ahead to the legislative session

As we embark on the 30-day budget session at our State Legislature, we will again carry out grassroots lobby trainings throughout the state.  These trainings will provide you with an overview of key bills that our environmental community will be pushing forward. Read more and register for the sessions ...
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Notes from PRC public hearing

Notes from PRC public hearing

Some of you may have listened to the testimony and cross examination that took place last week at the PRC related to the San Juan plant closure and tried to make heads or tails of what is being said. Here's some background and interpretation ...
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PRC hearing - December 9

PRC hearing – December 9

The Public Regulation Commission's public hearing on whether to support early closure for coal, savings for ratepayers, and $40 million of worker and community transition funds will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, PERA Building, 1120 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe.  ...
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US moves back, NM forward on methane

US moves back, NM forward on methane

The public has until November 25 to submit comments about rollbacks that eliminate the direct regulation of methane. In New Mexico, this would mean that 4,700 new and existing oil and gas wells would no longer have to reduce their methane emissions, endangering our climate and our families’ health.  ...
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PRC puts coal-to-clean path in doubt

PRC puts coal-to-clean path in doubt

Unexpected obstacles could derail implementation of New Mexico’s landmark clean-energy law, relief funds for coal workers and even the amount of renewable replacement in the retirement of coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.  ...
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PRC hearing to address ETA

PRC hearing to address ETA

Read our message that provides context and correction for inflammatory statements by New Energy Economy regarding the case at the Public Regulation Commission addressing PNM’s abandonment of its ownership of San Juan Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in the Farmington area ...
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Clearing up inaccuracies

Clearing up inaccuracies

By Camilla Feibelman, Rio Grande Chapter Chair

Utility-related cases at the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) are as complex as the need for a transformation to clean, renewable energy is urgent.

New Energy Economy and Retake Our Democracy have misrepresented the Sierra Club’s position and that of the Coalition for Clean and Affordable Energy (CCAE), of which we are a member.  This time would be better spent talking to you about the next key steps we need to take – and that we will be taking – to solve the climate crisis, but we will get to that in future reports.

Before saying anything else, I want to be clear that we make it a policy not to impugn the intentions ...
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Signs of progress on cleaning up methane

Signs of progress on cleaning up methane

New Mexico is taking up the slack from the Trump administration, announcing it will create rules to slash climate-damaging methane pollution from its booming oil and gas industry ...
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