- March 15, 2019
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The New Mexico Governor has three days to sign or veto this bill as I understand it. Thus, it should be signed by tomorrow I believe, she is an enthusiastic supporter of renewables so there's no chance she won't sign it. Once signed New Mexico will join CA, Hawaii, and DC which also have legislation committing to 100% renewables or emitting 100% of carbon emissions from their footprints. Public Service New Mexico (PNM) is a supporter of this legislation. Passage of the bill would ensure the closure of the San Juan Generating Station, a coal fired power plant and the San Juan Mine. Currently it is expected to close in 2022, it's unclear if that timeline will be extended to allow for a transition related to the loss of jobs and tax revenue. New Mexico is introducing this legislation even as oil and gas leasing sets record levels for revenues in the state.