- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State officials are investigating recent threats made to a state Public Regulation Commission member.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/1LnLTuu ) the commission’s chief of staff, Vincent Martinez, wouldn’t name the commissioner who was targeted but said that they had received two threatening phone calls. The caller threatened to shoot them if they didn’t approve Public Service Company of New Mexico’s plan to retire part of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.

The controversial plan would replace part of the San Juan plant with other sources, including nuclear, wind and solar.

A hearing was held this week on the utility company’s request but was delayed because two commissioners were absent.

The commission plans to maintain a heightened police presence at meetings regarding the San Juan Generating Station.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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