Gov. Bill Richardson for many years has declared New Mexico the “clean energy state” and called for the export of electricity generated from wind to large markets such as California. Sounds good. But behind the hype, talk to any expert about future wind development in the state and it becomes clear there is one major problem: Transmission lines are already at capacity.
In New Mexico, environmental horrors abound. Corporations influence the government’s ability to regulate environmental emergencies, people who might otherwise be allies have faced off against one another in battle, and climate change is already punching its tentacles into the Southwestern landscape. SFR explores the potential, scary science fiction future.