Climate Change

PNM plan creates zero jobs, creates dangerous risks for New Mexicans

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, NM –Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) brings together the few remaining soldiers to endorse its $7.5 billion coal and nuclear replacement plan in a press conference Thursday.

Hundreds rally outside PNM shareholder meeting

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2015

Albuquerque NM – As shareholders gathered for PNM’s annual meeting Tuesday, solar-industry workers, residents living in the shadow of San Juan Generating Station’s coal pollution and small-business owners were among hundreds of New Mexicans protesting the utility’s risky investments in dirty energy and its plans to hike rates for homeowners and small business.

PNM makes last-ditch attempt to lock New Mexico into aging coal plant

ALBUQUERQUE - On May 1, the Public Service Company of New Mexico filed a draft, non-binding coal supply agreement and ownership contract for the San Juan Generating Station. As support for the San Juan Generating Station continues to plummet, PNM is trying to fill the ownership void left by groups exiting the plant, becoming the perpetual owner of last resort and jeopardizing the financial security of New Mexico families for years to come.

In response, Nellis Kennedy-Howard, Senior Representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, issued the following statement:

PRC hearing examiner recommends dismissal of PNM rate case

Also recommends regulators reject PNM’s rooftop solar tax proposal

ALBUQUERQUE – The future of coal at the San Juan Generating Station grew cloudier today after a New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) hearing examiner recommended that the commissioners reject PNM’s proposal for a large rate hike along with plans to impose a monthly fee on residents who install rooftop solar.

Local Climate Change Guru Hits Rolling Stone

The team led by Nate McDowel, Earth Systems Observations Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been studying climate change for many years. The effect of global warming and drought on tree physiology is often ignored or even unknown by not only climate deniers but committed environmentalists. Rolling Stone’s latest article on climate change shows how the effects of higher temperatures and drought kill trees, and how tree death exacerbates climate change.

Heinrich Makes Speech In Opposition To Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Watch his speech here.

NM at Center of Obama's Climate-Change Proposal

oil driller with off-gas

New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions.

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