Agreement reached to close part of NM plant

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Federal regulators want to close part of a New Mexico power plant to ease pollution in the country.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency negotiated an agreement regarding the San Juan generating station with the governor’s administration and pnm.

New equipment was supposed to decrease pollution but the company argues that the equipment is too costly.

There is now talk about closing two units at the plant instead.

The 30-day public comment period on the agreement began Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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