Sign our petition: Tell PNM to retire coal and transition to clean energy!
RETIRE Coal at the San Juan Coal Plant. REPOWER the Southwest with Clean Energy. REGENERATE the Four Corners and New Mexico’s Economy.
Flip on a light switch in New Mexico and much of that electricity comes from burning coal at an aging PNM power plant that spews harmful pollutants across our region’s skies.
The pollution from that dirty power plant reaches children, whose small lungs are easily damaged. It also reaches seniors, who are vulnerable to air pollution as well. Pollutants from the San Juan Generating Station cause hundreds of asthma attacks and tens of millions a year in public health costs.[i]
Instead of moving forward to protect our families and New Mexico’s economy, PNM is trying to drag us backwards. Instead of considering serious plans like retire coal altogether and transition to clean energy like solar, wind, and geothermal, PNM is trying to extend the use of its dangerous use of coal.
Tell PNM: it’s time for clean energy!
The future of New Mexico isn’t in burning coal … it’s in clean energy and new jobs!
We call on PNM to work with local stakeholders in developing a serious and real transition plan that meets or exceeds the EPA ruling with respect to clean air, healthy families, and a bright economic future. Specifically, we demand a transition plan that:
(a) Retires the 4 coal-burning units at the San Juan Generating Station.
(b) Repowers New Mexico and the U.S. Southwest with clean energy, i.e., energy efficiency, solar, wind, and geothermal.
(c) Regenerates the Four Corners and New Mexico’s economy by creating an economic development zone. New Mexico has what it takes: available, accessible, and economically practical renewable energy to install it now. Let’s put people to work in a new energy economy that will provide family-supporting jobs, safe and healthy environments, as well as stewardship of resources for future generations.
[i] Health Effects of San Juan Generating Station Air Pollution by Dr. George D. Thurston, NYU School of Medicine.
Sign the petition: newmexicoforcleanenergy.org