Press Releases

Chaco Coalition Responds to Another Trump Administration Broken Promise
On April 30, the BLM Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs denied requests to suspend the public comment period on the controversial drilling plan for the Greater Chaco region, instead the agencies are planning to hold 4 ‘virtual public meetings’ starting mid-May. The Navajo Nation has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, most families lack internet access to attend these 'meetings.' ...
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PRC Delay of San Juan Coal Plant’s Replacement Decision is Unfortunate and Risky
It is hard to fathom a PRC that within a week of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day would choose to reject some of the cheapest solar and battery projects in the country. But they did ...
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Thousands Call for U.S. Bureau of Land Management to Cancel Sale of Public Lands for Fracking in New Mexico
A coalition of groups has appealed to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to suspend a proposal to sell public lands for fracking in light of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic collapse of the oil and gas industry ...
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Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy PRC approval of Solar Direct Program
The Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy (CCAE) applauds the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for unanimously approving the Solar Direct Program ...
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Udall introduces bipartisan bill to update bargain-basement oil and gas rates for public land
On February 26, the 100th anniversary of the Mineral Leasing Act, Sen. Tom Udall introduced legislation to update oil and gas royalty rates that have not been increased since the 1920 law passed — as well as minimum bids for our public land that haven’t changed since 1987 ...
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Greater Chaco Coalition Responds to BLM’s Broken Promises
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released their long-awaited Mancos-Gallup Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Greater Chaco region on Friday, February 28, 2019. With the release of this draft plan, it’s clear the agencies have broken their many promises ...
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Statement on San Juan Generating Station recommended decisions
On Friday February 21, Public Regulation Commission hearing examiners issued recommended decisions supporting allowing PNM to exit its ownership and operation of San Juan Generating Station coal-fired power plant and allowing bond sales to recover the remaining debt in the plant, along with recovery funds for workers and the surrounding Four Corners community ...
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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.  ...
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