BIA to hold hearings on Navajo Nation power plant
The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to hold 10 public hearings next month on the Navajo Nation's proposed power plant in New Mexico.

The BIA is taking comments on the draft environmental impact statement for the Desert Rock Energy Project. The tribe wants to build a $2.5 billion, coal-fired power plant near Shiprock.

The tribe says the facility will generate revenues and jobs. But opponents -- mainly tribal members -- are worried about pollution.

The 10 hearings take place July 17-25 at locations in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. The comment period closes August 20.

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Desert Rock Power Plant hearings set (The Farmingon Daily Times 6/18)

Relevant Links:
Desert Rock Clean Air Act Proposed PSD Permit - http://www.epa.gov/region09/air/permit
Desert Rock Energy Project, BIA site - http://www.desertrockenergy.com
Desert Rock Energy Project, company site - http://www.desertrockenergyproject.com
Dine Citizens Against Ruining our Environment - http://dinecare.indigenousnative.org

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