NM Coal Plant Owner Fined Over Emissions Violations

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT) -- The Public Service Company of New Mexico, the state's largest electric utility, has agreed to pay a $125,000 fine to the state's environmental agency over emissions violations at a coal-fired power plant, the agency announced Tuesday.

In a settlement signed Aug. 5, PNM agreed to pay the civil penalty to the New Mexico Environment Department for four violations of the agency's emissions limits.

The violations came from the San Juan Generating Station, a 1,800-megawatt coal-fired plant in the northwest corner of the state that has long...
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