BIA set for public hearings on Navajo power plant
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is holding the first public hearing today on the Navajo Nation's proposed power plant.

The hearing takes place in Farmington, New Mexico. The BIA will hear comments about a draft environmental impact statement for the $2.5 billion, 1,500-megawatt coal-fired power plant.

More hearing will be held in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona over the next two weeks. Written comments are being accepted until August 20.

The tribe has partnered with Sithe Global on the Desert Rock Energy Project. The tribe will share in revenues from the facility, to be located near Shiprock, New Mexico.

Navajo activists oppose the project, saying it will cause pollution and harm sacred sites.

Get the Story:
Farmington first stop on Desert Rock hearings tour (The Farmington Daily Times 7/17)

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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