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This morning, Power The Future Western States Director Larry Behrens takes a closer look at how the Public Service Company of New Mexico plans to regulate the state’s controversial Energy Transition Act, and how a peek behind the curtain reveals a closed-door process that is putting New Mexico ratepayers at risk.

Albuquerque Journal: Larry Behrens: PNM, eco-left pulled one over on ratepayers
New Mexico’s energy workers and ratepayers deserve to know the truth.

As Public Service Company of New Mexico, the state’s largest electric utility, rolls out plans for adopting the Energy Transition Act, it’s time to take a closer look at the role the utility played behind the scenes in crafting the law.

The more we looked into the details of this closed-door process, the more concerned we grew for how New Mexicans were being treated by state government. Families who rely on inexpensive energy were left out as the environmental left created, lauded and now implements a law that will have severe consequences for everyone.

It turns out PNM and extreme eco-groups were at the center of the closed-door process.

Emails obtained by Power The Future show how PNM joined radical environmental groups in building the ETA. Specifically, PNM is included on emails discussing what changes it would agree to just as the law was working its way through the Legislature. PNM, lawmakers and the eco-left are included on the emails; New Mexico’s ratepayers are not….

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