Sunday, May 20, 2007

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and Environmental Justice

The Vado biomass plant will collect cow manure from 15 dairies and generate electricity which it will sell to El Paso Electric Company (EPE). “The contract is signed and the project is on schedule” according to an EPE attorney and Lila Garza of Southwest Bioenergy LLC which will build the plant. Three environmental issues associated with this biomass plant are: 1. Improving local waste disposal practices 2. Clean energy production reducing greenhouse gas emissions and 3. Environmental justice. Environmental Justice issues concern lack of government regulation which have resulted in environmental hazards and risks. CLICK HERE to be redirected to full post

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