PRC must stand strong against PNM plan

This letter to the editor claims PNM is trying to "strong arm" the PRC into accepting their coal and nuclear plan with threats of their own decline in credibility, though PNM could have avoided this bind altogether if it had chosen healthier, more realistic energy sources. 

Letters to the editor, May 28, 2015

PRC must stand strong against PNM plan

Public Service Company of New Mexico is now trying to strong arm the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission into accepting its Stipulation agreement for more coal and more nuclear power, claiming that if the PRC doesn’t approve PNM’s “plan” that Wall Street won’t bless the utility with a good credit rating and workers will lose their jobs. PNM cannot blame the PRC or anyone else for its predicament.

Had PNM properly forecast and adjusted to changing realities the company would be on more stable economic and moral ground and we would have energy choices that create healthier jobs, save water and are aligned with the place we love and call home, New Mexico. It’s the responsibility of the PRC to regulate the utility on behalf of the public and neighboring tribal communities, not bail out PNM for its reckless business practices.

Donna House

Ohkay Owingeh

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