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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 17, 2020
Opinion: Aztec mayor calls for methane controls
Aztec Mayor Victor Snover says he supports the governor's efforts to put tough methane emission rules into place in New Mexico.
Letters to the Editor: Jan. 8, 2020
Readers write on the San Juan Generating Station, the state's minimum wage hike and other issues.
Opinion: State HHS manager explains big budget
"Just because we’re a government agency doesn’t mean we’re exempt from proving there is a substantial return on the investment of taxpayer dollars."
Opinion: Politicians should stop attacking PRC
The Public Regulation Commission has admirably been trying to navigate the very complex problem of how to implement an extremely flawed law, the ETA.
Opinion: A local voice on the ETA
The ETA provides roughly 40 million dollars, including guaranteeing severance packages and retraining opportunities to current plant and mine workers.
Opinion: Time to repeal Energy Transition Act
As more New Mexicans learn the truth about the Energy Transition Act, or ETA, the less they support it.
Opinion: Mill levy crucial to BMSD’s future
Mill-levy funds are a critical source of support for our schools; they protect our investment in what’s already built.
Opinion: Mill levy cash needed in Aztec schools
Schools are an economic driver in our community... If a community's schools fail, that community can lose population and property values can go down.
Opinion: Solar tax isn’t worth losing a lawsuit
Farmington resident Eli Pavlik cautions the City Council to reflect on Bloomfield's experience fighting the ACLU before facing EarthJustice lawyers.
Opinion: In Texas, there’s trouble in the wind
New wind systems are entirely dependent on favorable weather conditions. The coal plants they replaced typically ran non-stop for months at a time.
Letters to the Editor | Aug. 16
NMED, EMNRD hosted meetings as the state works to develop methane emission regulations. Two readers say the state needs strong regulations.
Opinion: Add a natural gas option to SJGS study
For years our county depended on coal and natural gas for jobs and funding for the local economy. We have some important decisions ahead of us.
Opinion: Don’t bite the hand that’s helping you
The Energy Transition Act , far from harming our communities ... advocates for them during an energy and economic transition that is already underway.
Opinion: Helping wildlife is good business
Conserving wildlife and sustaining the economic viability of working lands are essential. Done right, these things can and should go well together.
Opinion: US must mine own ‘rare earth’ minerals
Having domestic sources and stockpiles of the 'rare earth' minerals needed to create a host of modern products is a matter of national security.
Opinion: State rep says Cottrell Propst should go
Montoya: Public officials should represent New Mexicans, not the interests of foreign corporations. It’s time for Sarah Cottrell Propst to step down.
Opinion: ACE rule gives power to the states
ACE offers a list of carbon dioxide-reducing technologies that can be used to improve existing facilities, including advanced systems already in use.
Opinion: Growing a stronger Farmington economy
Mayor Nate Duckett says things are looking up, but there's work to be done to diversify and transform the local economy.
Letters to the Editor: May 17, 2019
Readers discuss the importation of heartworm-infected dogs from Louisiana and columnist George Sharpe's 's take on the New Green Deal.
Opinion: New energy laws will hurt our state
Santa Fe politicians are being pushed by special interests from out-of-state funders passing laws that jeopardize our way of life.
Opinion: What’s next for New Mexico?
"Economic freedom lost big during the last legislative session while higher taxes, more government regulations, and bigger government won."
Opinion: This is what success looks like
The results of the 2019 legislative session are evidence of what can happen when your elected leaders work together to serve the people of New Mexico.
CEO: Searchlight story distorted the facts
Over the five years of continuous operation, the plant has consumed no water for energy, and there are no contaminants placed in the water. Never.
Commentary: Save Aztec Municipal Golf Course
If it closes, it'll end AHS golf program and take opportunity away from more than 100 course members.
Populists and traditionalists are battling
Dick Cheney is the rare Republican who isn't intimidated by President Donald Trump these days.
Letters to the Editor, March 13, 2019
The economic future of the Four Corners region, and of energy policies in this state, is on the minds of our letter writers this week.
Opinion: Bill will boost access to solar power
One solar project serves "several hundred households and businesses at once, creating scale that helps bring down costs for everyone." — Tim Willink
Opinion: Methane controls needed
New Mexico has a real and growing problem with methane waste from oil and gas production that Governor Lujan Grisham is right to address.
Opinion: FInding a compromise on gun control
Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe shares his views on the divisive issues of gun control laws and mental health care funding.
Opinion: Reasonable regulations don’t kill jobs
Don Schreiber: "They want to say it will kill executive bonuses, but it sounds better to say it will kill jobs."
Opinion: Professional looks at PreK legislation
I want to share my professional opinion with you regarding New Mexico's children and legislation that is being heard in Santa Fe this session.
Opinion: Back the Energy Transition Act
San Juan Citizens Alliance is actively working to move New Mexico forward to a sustainable energy economy.
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15, 2019
Today's letters: Praise for the governor from afar; a response to a critical response.
Opinion: Think regionally, act locally
The Four Corners region must work together to survive. There’s not just one pathway to diversifying our local economy.
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 13, 2019
A relative writes about family impact during and after an investigation; readers talk renewable energy; a reader takes issue with a guest columnist.
Shift to renewables shouldn’t cost rate payers
Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation says voters haven’t been told that switching to renewable energy sources will increase electric bills.
Letters to the Editor: A note from the Chief of PD on skiing
Letters from the community are welcome.