2019 ended with the deeply painful loss of Robert Tohe, a longtime Sierra Club Environmental Justice Organizer and a lifelong activist.
As we each adjust in our way we want to make sure that you’ve got the latest on what’s happening with our efforts to protect our climate and our communities.
Here is a quick summary of the high and low points of the 2020 legislative session. We have much to celebrate and many to thank for their tireless efforts.
Why investing in carbon capture is wrong for PNM and wrong for the environment.
Approval of the Torrance County wind farm will allow PNM to meet its legal requirement to provide 20 percent of its electricity through renewable energy in 2020.
Good news on Albuquerque Energy Conservation Codes for buildings, an update on the PRC hearings on replacement energy for coal at San Juan, and a concern regarding an ALEC-driven attempt to raise fees for Electric Vehicle owners.
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.
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.
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.
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.