Ratepayers, Families, Small Business Owners and Solar Installers Rally at PNM Shareholder Meeting

Albuquerque, NM – As shareholders gathered for PNM’s annual meeting Tuesday, solar-industry workers, small-business owners and residents living in the shadow of San Juan Generating Station’s coal pollution joined community groups to protest the utility’s risky investments in dirty energy and its plans to raise rates for homeowners and small business.

Rally participants cited a report released Monday that revealed skyrocketing profits and executive pay at PNM while residential rates have increased 56 percent since 2008. Only 7 percent of the increase has gone toward renewable energy.
“PNM’s shareholders need to know that the ratepayers are not standing idly by while PNM trades away our health and future.  Seventy-nine percent of Latinos in New Mexico are very concerned about pollution and know that PNM is contributing to it. PNM needs to transition to more wind and solar, not coal and nuclear energy,” says Vicente Garcia, Director of Juntos New Mexico.

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 CALL TO ARTISTS

The Pueblo of Acoma and Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) will be collaborating on a community mural project for the Summer of 2015. The mural will reflect the spirit of the community. All Acoma community members are encouraged to help identify, create, design, and construct a mural that elevates the community’s history and connection to the land.

Artists of all ages are encouraged to apply. All designs will be considered. The mural will be permanently installed at the Tribal Auditorium, located in The Pueblo of Acoma. The estimated duration of the installation will be from June-August 2015.

Project info: Pueblo of Acoma Community Mural

Entry Deadline: June 8th, 2015

Location: Pueblo of Acoma, Tribal Auditorium
Work Media: Muralism, Design, Visual Arts
Entry Requirements: Have to live in Acoma . Open to All Ages. Timeline: June-August 2015
Costs: NO ENTRY FEES OR COSTS

Please contact Talia Boyd at talia@cvnm.org or 505-699-4544 with any questions. Thank you.