Jeffrey Albright

Jeffrey Albright

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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New Mexico Issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise its State Rural Universal Service Fund

This past Wednesday,, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR)to revise New Mexico’s State Rural Universal Service Fund following numerous workshops and filings by...more

7/28/2014 - Rulemaking Process Telecommunications Utilities Sector Wireless Industry Wireless Technology

New Mexico Hearing Examiner Confirms October Hearing on PNM Application to Abandon San Juan ?Generating Stations Unit 2 and 3 ?

Earlier this month, Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) filed a notice of the status of negotiations among the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) participants relating to the ownership restructuring of SJGS plants 1...more

7/28/2014 - Electricity Power Plants Restructuring Transmission Planning Utilities Sector

NRDC and EEI Issue Joint Statement on Decoupling, Net Metering?

The Natural Resources Defense Council ??(“NRDC”) and the Edison Electric Institute?? (“EEI”) ?announced last week that they agree – in principle – that certain changes are needed to the rate ?structures of electric utilities....more

2/19/2014 - Clean Energy Electricity NRDC Performance Incentives Utilities Sector

New FCC Rules to Protect Telephone Consumers from Autodial/Robocalls

On October 16, 2013, new Federal Communication Commission rules took effect to further protect consumers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). See 47 U.S.C. § 227; 47 C.F.R. § 64.1200. The changes...more

10/23/2013 - FCC Robocalling Spam TCPA Telemarketing

FERC Denies Waiver Request by PNM and RETA for Changes to PNM's Transmission Queue

On September 20, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied requests by the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) that would have...more


Celebrities Protected by 'Right of Publicity'

Star gazing takes on new meaning in New Mexico as the state’s film industry continues to grow. You might spot stars like Johnny Depp, Lou Diamond Phillips, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Juliet Lopez in Albuquerque since...more


Commissioner Hall Elected President of NARUC Western Region

New Mexico PRC Commissioner Ben Hall has been elected President of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, the regional association of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), for...more


3 Proposed Changes to New Mexico PRC Approved by Legislature; Go to Voters in November

Yesterday, the New Mexico legislature completed its 30 day session and approved three changes to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC). The changes were the result of attempts to reform the Agency following...more


State Senator Tim Keller Introduces Legislation to Appoint NM PRC Commissioners

State Senator Tim Keller has introduced proposed legislation to revamp the way Commissioners at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission are selected. Following a series of scandals, including felony convictions of two of...more


Additional Information on Views of New PRC Commissioner Doug Howe

In an interview with Las Cruces Sun News, newly appointed Public Regulation Commissioner Doug Howe stated he supports a number of the recommendations made by "Think New Mexico" for restructuring the New Mexico regulatory...more


5th Spot on New Mexico PRC filled by Independent Douglas Howe

On Monday, November 7, 2011, NM Governor Susana Martinez appointed Independent Dr. Douglas Howe to the open seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission ("PRC"). Dr. Howe, a consultant with IHS Cambridge Energy...more


New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Domestic Wells

On Thursday, October 13, 2011, the New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the state statutes on domestic wells. The cases essentially challenge the Constitutionality of several state statutes...more


Commissioner Block Resigns; Eighty-Seven Apply for Appointment

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, Jerome Block Jr. submitted his resignation of his seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The resignation becomes effective at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7. The resignation was...more


New Mexico's Top Water Official Resigns

New Mexico's State Engineer, John D'Antonio, announced on Tuesday, October 4, that he would be resigning from his job as the state's top water official and would be taking a job with his former employer, the Army Corps of...more


Commissioner Block to Resign as Part of Plea Deal With New Mexico AG

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block, Jr. pled guilty to felony charges concerning misuse of campaign funds, misuse of his PRC gas credit charge and other offenses. The...more


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