News Roundup: coal, income gap, Nevada national monuments and more
Catching up on some Western headlines
The Big Breakdown of coal in the Four Corners Country, it seems, has been delayed. Consider the following news items:
Public Service Company of New Mexico, or PNM, has been planning to shut down SJGS this June altogether, and replace the lost generation with solar installations, including one near the plant. But the solar projects have been delayed by supply chain constraints, and now PNM is worried it won’t have enough generating capacity to keep the lights on this summer. That has prompted officials to suggest they may keep burning coal at SJGS beyond its scheduled closure date.