EPA Approves New Mexico Coal Plant In Navajo Nation

Law360, New York (August 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After a long delay and a lawsuit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit on Thursday for a coal-fired power plant in New Mexico that could provide hundreds of jobs for the Navajo Nation.

The 1,500-megawatt coal-fired plant is planned to be built near Burnham on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico and is intended to create thousands of jobs and use coal mined on tribal lands.

Power Authority, which represents Navajo Nation interests, and Desert Rock Co. LLP sued the EPA in...
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