By KUNM NEWS
Credit Courtesy San Juan's Citizen Alliance
Albuquerque Withdrawing Support For San Juan Plan - The Associated Press and Albuquerque Journal
The Albuquerque City Council has withdrawn its support for a plan to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico.
The resolution passed last night states the city supports an agreement reached by federal officials, Gov. Susana Martinez's administration and Public Service Co. of New Mexico to shut down part of the San Juan Generating Station in an effort to reduce haze-causing pollution.
But the resolution doesn't support PNM's plan for replacing it with more coal-generated power. It cites mistakes made in calculating fuel costs.
The city of Santa Fe has already passed a resolution opposing the plan, and some environmental and consumer groups have withdrawn their support.
PNM contends the plan is the most cost-effective for its customers.