(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- The coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico got another push to close its operations after environmental groups protested Tuesday during the Public Service Company of New Mexico's annual shareholders' meeting in Albuquerque, ABC News Albuquerque affiliate KOAT-TV reports.
Nearly 50 environmentalists turned up to fight the plant’s operations that have produced invasive pollution, and prompted a federal order to install equipment to reduce haze. The cost to do so ranges from $350 million to $750 million, which has PNM officials concerned that ratepayers will have to foot the bill.
Environmental officials in New Mexico have proposed cheaper alternative.
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