The New Mexican: Letter to the Editor – No hikes for coal

October 2011

PNM needs to realize that its future plans to continue use of coal as our primary energy source is unsustainable and is harming our planet. The coal plant at the San Juan generating facility consumes 9.3 billion gallons of clean water a year. The water that PNM now wastes on antiquated coal plants could be used much more productively by farmers, ranchers, businesses and families.

Encourage the Public Regulation Commission to say no to rate hikes for PNM’s coal plants. We need clean-energy solutions that are less water-intensive. No more rate hikes for coal. It’s a waste of money and a waste of water, not to mention the pollution levels it is raising in the atmosphere. New Mexico families and businesses can’t afford their bills being raised, and the planet cannot afford any more pollution due to human beings.

Grannia Griffith
Santa Fe

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