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7:15 pm
Sat July 23, 2011

Emissions Battle Continues

New Mexico – Supporters of New Mexico's greenhouse gas emissions rules have filed an emergency motion with the state Supreme Court.

Friday's motion asks the justices to overturn a Court of Appeals ruling that sent the pollution reduction regulations back to regulators for reconsideration.

New Energy Economy, the group that initially petitioned the state for the regulations, is accusing the Environmental Improvement Board and Public Service Company of New Mexico of collusion.

The group contends the parties settled a private negotiation agreeing that the board would hear petitions filed by PNM and others to repeal the regulations.

PNM has argued that supporters of the rules would have an opportunity to voice their position whether the matter is settled by the board or the court.

The Supreme Court could make a decision next week.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.