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New Mexico Supreme Court backs up power plant decision


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is backing up a decision by state regulators to allow a utility to close part of a coal-fired power plant and replace the lost capacity with a mix of other energy sources.

The decision came Monday in the case of the San Juan Generating Station in northwestern New Mexico.

Public Service Co. of New Mexico already has shuttered two of the four units at the plant as part of a federal mandate to reduce haze-causing pollution.

After a two-year battle, the utility, the state, federal regulators and others reached an agreement to fill the void wi...

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