Environment | Energy

PNM to resume disconnections Monday

PNM’s grace period for disconnections will end Monday. According to PNM, 44,000 customers have received power over the last year-and-a-half despite not paying for service.

‘Unhealthy’ air quality hits Albuquerque from California

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Waking up on Sunday morning hazy skies were apparent around Albuquerque. “We’re having a lot of smoke today from California wildfires, and it’s pretty bad. We are in the unhealthy-for-everyone group, as far as air quality goes,” said Jeff Stonesifer who oversees air pollution programming for Albuquerque.

New Mexico’s largest utilities to resume normal billing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in New Mexico who are behind on their gas and electric bills could lose power as soon as mid-August. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission prevented utilities from disconnecting service over unpaid bills during much of the pandemic. The moratorium for

Belen seeks emergency declaration after devastating flooding

BELEN, N.M. — The Belen mayor said state reps are there this week assessing the damage to see if they can issue an emergency declaration after the city saw major flooding last week. Exactly a week ago, intense rain caused major flooding and damage to more than a thousand structures in

Authors Say Plan For The Worst On Colorado River

The Colorado River provides water to 40 million people around the West, including New Mexico, but the historic drought gripping our region has prompted a 20 percent drop in flows in the river. Reservoirs are drying, with Lake Mead at its lowest levels since it was filled in the 1930s.