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Energy Transition Act (ETA)
The Energy Transition Act (SB 489) is legislation signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham of New Mexico in 2019. The law guides the state's transition from fossil fuels to a cleaner, more renewable, and clean energy-based economy.
The ETA created the Energy Transition Indian Affairs Fund, The Energy Transition Economic Development Assistance Fund, and The Energy Transition Displaced Worker Assistance Fund, which seek to support tribal communities affected, displaced plant workers and discover strategic clean energy approaches to guide economic growth. Additionally, these funds and departments aided the creation of Community Advisory Committees. Each Committee requires membership from each Indian Nation, Pueblo, or Tribe in the impacted community.
The ETA offers resources for workforce retraining for those plant and mine workers impacted by mine closure. This was a vital part of the bill because of a high representation of Native American workers at the mine and generating station.
View the legislation.