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New Mexico backs Texas in opposing nuclear fuel storage

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Top New Mexico leaders say they’re open to “most anything” that would prevent spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste from being stored indefinitely in the state, including legislation like a measure recently adopted by Texas to prevent the shipping and...

Hearing wraps up on major New Mexico utility merger

Aug. 26, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawyers and expert witnesses this month ground through seven days of highly anticipated hearings on the Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s proposed merger with two massive utility companies. The hearings, which concluded late last week, offer...

New Mexico customers sound alarm over major utility merger

Aug. 09, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico customers are sounding the alarm over a proposed multibillion-dollar merger of the state's largest electric utility provider with a U.S. subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola, citing a sordid track record of reliability and customer service. ...

Ex-mayor convicted in corruption case ordered to apologize

Aug. 07, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A former northern New Mexico mayor has been ordered to apologize to Las Vegas city officials and contractors as part of her sentence in a corruption case. District Judge Abigail Aragon on Friday ordered ex-Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron to publicly...

Attorney disqualified in New Mexico utility merger case

Aug. 06, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney representing an international energy company involved in a utility merger in New Mexico has been disqualified because of an alleged conflict of interest stemming from ongoing contracts with the state attorney general’s office. A...

Lawmaker questions New Mexico AG's handling of solar case

Jul. 23, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’ handling of a now-settled case involving a large solar installation company has spurred a request from a state lawmaker for an investigation. Rep. Daymon Ely is asking State Auditor Brian Colón,...

Image-building a expensive process in utility merger effort

Jul. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico poured more than $1 million into advertising from March through June to sell the public on its proposed merger with Avangrid. Included among four bills to PNM from the Albuquerque marketing firm 3 Advertising is...

New Mexico GOP seeks legal intervention on $1.75B budget row

Jul. 09, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in New Mexico are asking the state attorney general to weigh in on a spending dispute over $1.75 billion in federal pandemic relief aid. GOP leadership in a letter sent Thursday asked New Mexico Attorney General Hector...