According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked state regulators to clarify some requirements in the operating permit for the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in northwest New Mexico. The EPA's order, issued late Thursday, is in response to a petition filed in 2010 by radical environmental groups determined to eventually shut down all coal fired power plants in America by dragging utility companies like PNM into court repeatedly to stop or delay the plant re-permitting process. The pattern repeats itself continuously. Power companies have been installing one generation of new pollution control equipment after another for decades, dramatically reducing emissions to a trace while continuing to provide a reliable source of electricity....wind or no wind, come rain or sunshine, at an affordable price. Today emissions at San Juan are virtually undetectable. Still, well funded radical environmental groups force the waste of millions of dollars by dragging PNM back to court. This round of wasteful litigation has been caused by lawyers for the radicals expressing “concern” over whether the state is holding the plant's operator accountable.
|San Juan Generating Station|
|Clean air above the San Juan River|