2007 SB 431 Navajo Nation Electric Generation Tax Credit

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Ben Altamirano
Thomas C. Taylor
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Legislative Info:
SB 431 on nmlegis.gov »


SB 431 and its companion HB1781 would have provided an $85 million tax credit to the Desert Rock Coal Plant on the Navajo Nation. If built, the plant would offset all the gains made by New Mexico under the proposed clean energy agenda – dramatically increasing mercury and greenhouse gas emissions. A subsidy of this size should be used to incubate and foster New Mexico businesses and clean jobs, not a highly profitable multinational corporation.


SB431 died in the Senate, and HB178 died in the House.

How Legislators Voted on SB 431

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Altamirano, Ben (D) D 28 Senator 2007
Griego, Phil A. (D) D 39 Senator 2007
Harden, Clinton (R) R 7 Senator 2007
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2007
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2007
Pinto, John (D) D 3 Senator 2007
Ryan, John (R) R 10 Senator 2007
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2007
Taylor, James (D) D 14 Senator 2007