ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - State environmental regulators have signed off on a proposal that calls for shutting down part of a coal-fired power plant that serves more than two million customers.
The Environmental Improvement Board voted unanimously Thursday to back the plan.
The proposal was negotiated earlier this year by the Martinez administration, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and PNM.
The plan calls for two units at the plant to be shuttered by the end of 2017.
They would be replaced with a new natural gas-fired plant capable of producing at least 150 megawatts of electricity.
Operation Gingerbread arrived in Albuquerque Tuesday for an event to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
A Colorado company is recalling 45 tons of meat and poultry products a federal agency says were produced under unsanitary conditions.
The Game and Fish Department is looking for a poacher who killed four deer.
There has been a second Hantavirus death in New Mexico this year.
A middle school teacher in Shiprock was killed overnight Tuesday when a district housing unit went up in flames.
A man who led deputies on a wild chase through Albuquerque on Monday faced a judge Tuesday.