New Mexico regulators consider future of coal-fired power plant

FILE - In this April 2006, file photo, is the Four Corners Power Plant in Waterflow, N.M., near the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico. New Mexico's largest electric utility wants to abandon its interest in a coal-fired power plant that serves customers around the southwestern U.S. as it looks to merge with global energy giant Iberdrola. State regulators took public comments Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, about plans by Public Service Corp. of New Mexico to transfer its share of the Four Corners Power Plant to an energy company backed by the Navajo Nation. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)


The Public Regulation Commission in New Mexico started hearing arguments on Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s plan to transfer its share of a coal-fired power plant to a Navajo Nation energy company.

Environmentalists are opposed to the proposal, claiming it would only prolong the life of the plant and run counter to New Mexico’s renewable energy goals reported the Associated Press.

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