August 27, 2019 05:50 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- New Mexico is in the middle of an energy battle just as massive the San Juan Generating Station itself. The fight does not just involve what comes out of the plant or its attached coal mine near Farmington. It’s also about the people who go into them every day.
“These folks, this is who they are. This is who their fathers were; this is who their grandfathers were,” said Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett. “We’re right here in the middle of this story.”
That plant’s final chapter is set to end in 2022 when PNM closes it. More than a thousand people will clock out for the last time.