Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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CVNM Statement on Supreme Court Ruling That Energy Transition Act Applies to San Juan Generating Station Abandonment Proceeding

Santa Fe – Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the Energy Transition Act must apply to the San Juan Generating Station abandonment proceeding at the Public Regulation Commission. The ruling is a result of a petition filed in December 2019 by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and legislative leaders asking the Court to direct the Public Regulation Commission to apply the 2019 Energy Transition Act in cases filed after the Energy Transition Act’s enactment. In response to the ruling, CVNM Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court ensures that the Energy Transition Act’s work force transition funding and clean energy standard applies to the abandonment proceedings of the San Juan Generating Station closure. These aspects of the law create a just transition for Four Corners families impacted by the closure, reduce the impact of the closure on ratepayer pocketbooks, and combats the climate crisis through investment in a robust, clean energy future. We applaud Governor Lujan Grisham, Navajo Nation President Nez, House Speaker Brian Egolf, Senator Jacob Candelaria, Senator Mimi Stewart, and Senator Nathan Small for taking action to file the petition with the Supreme Court, and standing in strong support of renewable energy and a just transition for New Mexico.”