A Bad Bill Becomes a Good Bill with Constituent Pressure and Tenacious Advocacy. Join Us at 9am Today for the Vote

It was pretty crazy. PNM’s SB 47 is dead slain as much by PNM’s own hubris as by strong, persistent progressive advocacy in opposition. PNM II (HB 325), as it was called by several legislators and advocates, had been introduced by Rep. Montoya, R, Farmington. What unfolded was absolutely stunning. Come today at 9, Room…

Santa Fe Launches SF University of Art & Design Community Input. Roundhouse Update: HB 325, Chaco & More

The City’s extensive Santa Fe University of Art & Design community input process has been announced, with details in this post. Also a report on an interesting day at the Roundhouse, the current status of HB 325  and a Call to Action for Chaco Sunday and Tuesday. Contact info and speaking points on Chaco provided.

W. Virginia Protects Energy Rate Payers. Will Roundhouse Follow Suit?

PNM would have you believe that they deserve a ratepayer bail out for their ‘stranded assets’ but W. Virginia just rejected a FirstEnergy Corp.’s efforts to do precisely what PNM sought with SB 47.There is much to learn from W. Virginia.  PNM would lead you to believe that their request is consistent with relief approved in…

Alert Sen. Hearing on Chaco Canyon Protection Bill Moved to Tuesday, 9am. But House Hearing on Chaco is Sunday and PNM II is Back: Hearing Sat at 9am

Things change fast in the Roundhouse. Earlier today, we sent out an action alert to show up at the Roundhouse on Saturday at 9am to protect Chaco, but that hearing has been postponed till Sunday. BUT, now we must show up on Saturday at 9 to protect San Juan and Four Corners and the ratepayers.…