NM already has free college grants. The headline "55,000" is never going to materialize because the reasons that those people did not take advantage of what is already available will also apply to the fossil money.
The more general point of OP is however mostly correct: Fossil extraction taxes buy political appeasement from those too stupid and ignorant to see or care about the longer term consequences.
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