Emissions Cap Draws Fire

New Mexico – Opponents are taking aim at a new proposal submitted to state regulators by a nonprofit environmental group that is seeking a greenhouse gas emissions cap in New Mexico.

New Energy Economy filed a revamped proposal as part of technical testimony submitted to the state Environmental Improvement Board earlier this month.

The testimony came the day after a public hearing in which industry groups, utilities and others complained that the group's initial proposal would be an economic disaster for the state.

Opponents filed a motion Friday that asks the board to strike New Energy Economy's testimony and its new plan.

The motion says the proposal is drastically different and the public has not been given a chance to comment on it.

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