New Mexico governor seeks changes in utility regulation


August 8, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is questioning recent decisions by a powerful regulatory commission as it weighs the pending closure of a major coal-fired power plant in a case that will test the state's new energy transition law.

The first-year governor says reforming the Public Regulation Commission is needed to ensure the success of the landmark legislation that sets more ambitious renewable energy goals and charts a course for shuttering the San Juan Generating Station.

Lujan Grisham, during an energy summit Tuesday, announced her intention to have lawmakers...

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