Earthjustice Appeals EPA Permit For N.M. Coal Plant

Law360, New York (August 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The environmental group Earthjustice on Thursday appealed an air quality permit that gives the green light to construction of a coal-fired power plant on Navajo land in northwest New Mexico.

The permit was granted in July by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"We plan to vigorously contest the permit” in an effort to rein in global warming pollution and to protect the health of area residents, said Nick Persampieri, a lawyer for Earthjustice. Persampieri, a Colorado-based lawyer, filed the appeal with the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board...
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