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
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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NM: Worst on methane

NM: Worst on methane
A new report by the Wilderness Society and Taxpayers for Common Sense provides an analysis of state regulations for managing natural-gas waste across the eight states with federal oil and gas leasing and production. New Mexico is worst on almost all measures ...
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Public outcry on methane leaks ignored
You've written letters, attended hearing and attended protests. And still New Mexicans are faced with two more methane related comment periods as the EPA works to roll back its methane rules ...
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Your help needed to protect methane reductions

By Camilla Feibelman, Rio Grande Chapter director

You’ve read it here more than once. Oil and gas operations throughout the state are wasting natural gas they extract from our public lands.

Methane — the key component of natural gas that also happens to be a powerful greenhouse gas — is leaked, vented or flared throughout the oil and gas drilling, transport and storage processes. As part of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Obama Administration passed rules at the EPA and BLM that would slow this waste, protect health, reduce climate change and brought more royalties into the state treasury.

That these methane rules (against all odds) are still in effect is thanks to you. The Trump Administration has done its ...
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PNM's San Juan bonding bill needs improvement
The Sierra Club will oppose SB47, PNM's "securitization" bill for retiring San Juan Generating Station, tomorrow in the Senate Conservation Committee. Read our analysis ...
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