How does your state compare to the rest of the country when it comes to your energy bill?
When a lack of common sense has a real impact on the precious dollars and cents of electricity consumers, it's time to take a stand. That's why we're calling on Keep Electricity Affordable supporters to send a strong message to the Environmental Protection Agency: Enough is enough. Together we can make sure that consumers' voices are heard.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in New Mexico have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable New Mexicans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget.
On Thursday, March 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electricity Security and Affordability Act by a bipartisan vote of 229 to 183. The bill, HR 3826, would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a more reasonable path forward for regulative power plant emissions.
Now is the time to contact policymakers in support of H.R. 2218 to ensure an effective, sensible and science-based approach to regulating the byproducts of electricity generation.
One of the most frequently quoted expressions in the western United States claims that “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” But as contentious as water policy can sometimes be, the liquid so critical to life and economic vitality can occasionally serve as a topic of remarkable agreement as well.