PNM, New Mexico’s largest public utility, plans to replace retiring coal-generated energy with…wait for it…more dirty energy sources.
Only 8% of PNM’s energy comes from renewable sources, and the utility is planning to lock in dirty energy sources for decades. It’s time to go back to the drawing board.
In 2017, PNM will be closing two units of its coal-fired San Juan Generating Station to comply with clean air laws that protect the health of New Mexicans. By replacing the energy with other polluting types of energy, the plant will continue to threaten health, air and water.
The Public Regulation Commission (PRC), the entity that regulates utilities in New Mexico, has a hearing scheduled to accept or reject PNM’s plan in October. It’s critical that they hear from New Mexicans like you and me that we support clean energy and a healthier future.
PNM’s plan is long-term and will determine how New Mexicans get their electricity for decades to come. Now is the time to invest in the infrastructure we need to transition to a clean energy system.
PNM is already talking to the PRC – and we need to do the same. We need to send a clear message that we have had enough of this dirty pollution that is a health hazard to our community. We are ready for a clean energy economy – and the PRC needs to know that we’re counting on them to protect our air and preserve our dwindling water supplies. Sign the petition to the Public Regulation Commission, urging them to support clean energy and reject PNM’s plan.>>