Again, the cheerleaders for biomass energy in New Mexico have lined up behind Western Water and Power Production LLC. The Associate Press is reporting that a closed door settlement has been reached between the company and state energy regulators in New Mexico. Despite growing opposition from residents, municipalities, and conservation groups, the Associate Press story fails nearly completely to provide that side of the story. WWPP LLC could not have dreamed of better PR.
While the energy goes over to Californians, we still have to breathe the toxic air from the biomass energy plant and the creatures that live in New Mexico's forests will have to find a new place to live.