Why investing in carbon capture is wrong for PNM and wrong for the environment.
The question of whether the ETA applies to the San Juan plant has been a contentious battle between regulators, environmentalists, carbon capture advocates and local interests. Utility Dive Takes a look at the law, the rulings and the possible effect of carbon-capture technology.
On January 29, the New Mexico Supreme Court sided with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, lawmakers and the state’s largest electric utility in a bench ruling that allows the company to apply a new energy law to recover investments it made in a coal-fired power plant.
Excel Energy, electricity producer for Texas and New Mexico, plans to close the 1.1 GW Tolk coal-fired generating station by late 2032. This is a link to an article.
Read the Santa Fe New Mexican article, dated January 11, 2020, about a report generated by Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Methane Advisory Council.
Scientists estimate the wall’s construction will impact hundreds to thousands of species of animals.
State agencies held the first public meeting about “produced water” Tuesday in Albuquerque.
The Chaco bill passed out of the Natural Resources Committee on July 17 and is another step further to becoming a federal law. Rep. Deb Haaland was excellent and a true champion for New Mexico in this Energy Dominance era. There is still much to get done and we continue to push and work on getting broader protections for the landscape, surrounding communities, and fight for environmental justice.
Read the 4/10/2019 article in the Santa Fe Reporter on Kids and Climate.
HB 366 has become known as Roxy’s Law, in honor of an 8-year-old heeler mix strangled in a trap last month at Santa Cruz Lake. When the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee took testimony from the public about the issue Thursday, however, the biggest argument against trapping was simply that it is cruel.